Ecclesiastes

reading the Old Testament: ya gotta have attitude

Posted by PeteEnns on September 23, 2016 in Ecclesiastes 21 Comments

Christians do not read Scripture for mere historical interest. They read Scripture as members of Christ’s church as a book for Christ’s church, and so ask questions of significance, the nexus between “what it meant” and “what it means.” How one gets from then to now has in my experience proved to be a complex

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Reading the Old Testament: You Gotta Have Attitude

Posted by PeteEnns on April 17, 2013 in Ecclesiastes No Comments

Christians do not read Scripture for mere historical interest. They read Scripture as members of Christ’s church as a book for Christ’s church, and so ask questions of significance, the nexus between “what it meant” and “what it means.” How one gets from then to now has in my experience proved to be a complex

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Gunnar, Viking Theologian of the “Hanging God”

Posted by PeteEnns on November 11, 2012 in Christian faith and life doubt Ecclesiastes No Comments

One of my favorite authors is Stephen Lawhead. His novels largely center on medieval themes with a tactful Christian undercurrent. Lawhead weaves together religious and secular themes in a way that forces one to look at the Christian faith outside of familiar language and trappings. His novel Byzantium is set in medieval Ireland and recounts the journeys of a young

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Reading Ecclesiastes Christianly

Posted by PeteEnns on November 6, 2011 in biblical theology Ecclesiastes No Comments

EerdWord, the blog of Eerdmans Publishing Co., has posted a brief segment from my upcoming Ecclesiastes commentary (due out this month). In this segment I talk about reading a challenging book like Ecclesiastes from a Christian point of view. Among other things, I mention the notion of a “Christotelic” approach and “first and second readings.”

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