Paper Notice: East Region Meeting ETS in Lancaster, PA, April 7–8

I will be delivering a paper at the 2018 Evangelical Theological Society East Region Meeting in Lancaster, PA, April 7–8. Here is the title and abstract of the paper: The Theological Word-Concept Fallacy: James Barr’s Linguistic Critique Then and Now James Barr’s groundbreaking The Semantics of Biblical Language brought modern linguistic principles to the consciousness […]

Reply to Thomas Kidd: “When Christians Began Speaking of ‘the’ Antichrist”

Since the comment section of Thomas Kidd’s blog does not work, I will post my comments to his blog article here (his blog article is linked below). Thomas, Thank you for your article. If I may, I would like to point out a fundamental flaw in your reasoning without being verbose. I believe you are […]

A Paper Accepted for This Year’s Annual ETS Meeting

A quick announcement. I was informed today that I had a paper proposal on Greek linguistics accepted for this year’s Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Providence, RI this November. “Satan Is Not Bound By A Bungee Cord: Cohesion in Revelation 19:11–20:3″ If you are a member of ETS and will be attending […]

Does the Absence of the Word ‘Church’ (Ekklēsia) in Revelation 4–21 Support a Pretribulation Rapture? – Ep. 75

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Ep._75.Does_the_Absence_of_the_Word_Church_Ekklesia_in_Revelation_421.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedChris White interviewed me a few years ago on his program to respond to pretrib teacher Jimmy DeYoung and Brannon Howse on certain pretrib objections to prewrath. I played a brief clip from this interview covering the common pretrib objection that argues since there is absence of […]

Avoiding the Word Concept Fallacy – A Lesson in Biblical and Theological Interpretation – Ep. 12

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/012-Word_Concept_Fallacy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed I talked about the very common word fallacy called the “word-concept” fallacy. I explained why it is important to understand this fallacy of biblical interpretation because it impinges upon our theology of biblical prophecy. I then defined the word-concept fallacy, that it is an assumption that […]

The Third Seal Corresponds to the Birth Pang of Famines in Matthew 24:7

I want to comment on Darrin Ball’s denial that the third seal is not referring to famine, in particular the birth pang of famine in Matthew 24:27. He places the third seal after the midpoint. Ball is a sharp prewrather, but I believe he is mistaken on this issue. 1. One of his main objections […]