Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tri Fold Exegesis

Posted by Tullian Tchividjian (Billy Graham's grandson) at On Earth as it is in Heaven blog some Brief Thoughts On The Goal Of Preaching

To be a faithful preacher, one needs to be tri-perspectival in their exegesis. That is, they need to be committed to the exegesis of the Bible, the exegesis of our culture, and the exegesis of the human heart. Some preachers claim that if you exegete the Bible properly, you don’t need to bother yourself with the exegesis of our culture or the human heart. The problem with this view, however, is that the Bible itself exhorts us to apply Biblical norms to both our lives and to our world.

I like this. "Tri-gesis?" Whatever you call it, Tullian is right.