For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

Robert L. Plummer

Pastoral Advice on Marital Strife: Wisdom from Two Millennia of Christian Thinkers

‘Sacred Mission’

I have a sacred mission to keep pastors and Christians reading the Greek New Testament for life. … it’s going to make them people who will proclaim clearly what the Scripture says and ultimately that’s the proclamation of the gospel. — Robert L. Plummer

‘Scholarship that helps men to preach’: The pastoral legacy of A.T. Robertson

  Archibald Thomas Robertson was born Nov. 6, 1863, near Chatham, Virginia, where he spent the first 12 years of his life before moving to a farm in North Carolina. At the age of 12, he received Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized later that year. At the age of 16, he…

Righteousness and Peace Kiss: The Reconciliation of Authorial Intent and Biblical Typology

Part 4 – Did not our hearts burn?: expository reading

  Editors note: Read also Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3 of this series.   Read the Bible When I was 13 years old, my mother gave me a photocopy of a hand-written guide for reading the Bible through in a year. Thus began the most important part of my theological education – immersion in Scripture. [tweetable]In…

Part 3 – Did not our hearts burn?: expository reading

  Editors note: Read also Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.   Be Aware of Historical or Cultural Background Issues The 66 books of the Bible often assume a reader’s familiarity with various cultural practices, geographic markers or political figures. Thus, when an untrained reader simply opens up the book of Isaiah and…

Part 2 – Did not our hearts burn?: expository reading

  *Editors note: You can read part 1 of this series here.   Let Scripture Interpret Scripture The hermeneutical guideline of “Scripture interpreting Scripture” has long been espoused by Christian interpreters, going back at least to Augustine (A.D. 354-430) and Irenaeus (A.D. 130-200). If we believe that all the Bible is inspired by God and thus…

Did not our hearts burn?: expository reading – part 1

  God has preserved for us an invaluable gift and resource in the canon of Scripture. In it we have the very words of God, written over many centuries by many men, and all inspired by one divine mind. He could not have given a better gift with more profitable guidance than he has in…

The Role of Suffering in the Mission of Paul and the Mission of the Church

Introduction While Paul has traditionally been understood as expecting the churches to engage actively in outward-focused evangelism, this view has been increasingly challenged. It must be admitted that there is a lack of explicit imperatives to evangelize in Paul’s letters. Nevertheless, a number of texts, however small, do seem to indicate that Paul both commended…

Parables in the Gospels: History of Interpretation and Hermeneutical Guidelines

Are the Spiritual Disciplines of Silence and Solitude Really Biblical?

The Great Commission in the New Testament