Edward W. Klink III

A Year of Devotions in Greek

By Edward W. Klink III Nov. 5, 2012 12:00 a.m. Biblical Exposition, New Testament

Are you studying Greek and need to be reminded that it is worth all the work? Or have you spent the time learning the basics of the Greek language and want to being to learn how to apply it to Scripture? There is a new book that nicely combines the study of New Testament Greek and a devotional reading of the Bible.  

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Does the Passage Belong in the Bible? The Woman Caught in Adultery (John 7:53-8:11)

By Edward W. Klink III Sep. 28, 2012 12:00 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Church Life, New Testament

John 7:53-8:11, often described as “The Passage of the Woman Caught in Adultery” (passage de adultera), is famous for several reasons. The pleasant reason is that it is one of the most dramatic displays of the grace of God in the Bible. But there is also a more difficult reason that needs to be addressed: this passage was likely not in the original version of the Gospel of John, but was added later at an undeterminable time and for an unknown reason. How should the church treat this passage?

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Book on Biblical Theology

By Edward W. Klink III Apr. 27, 2012 12:00 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Church Life, New Testament, Old Testament, Theology

In an earlier post I mentioned a book on biblical theology that my colleague and I had nearly finished writing. The book is finally finished, and is entitled: Understanding BIblical Theology: A Comparison of Theory and Practice (Zondervan).


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Does a Theological Education Matter?

By Edward W. Klink III Feb. 9, 2012 12:00 a.m. Church Life, Theology

In a recent book on the state of education and the Knowledge of God, The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God(Blackwell. 2007), Stanley Hauerwas decries the lack of seriousness with which theological education is undertaken and perceived. His comparison with another “education” is revealing:

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Understanding Biblical Theology

By Edward W. Klink III Dec. 16, 2011 12:00 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Church Life, Theology

My colleague (Dr. Darian Lockett) and I are almost finished writing a book that we want to read – due to the publisher by January 15, 2012! This is not to say the book is really well written; it is saying, rather, that it is a book that addresses an important and complex topic that we have always wanted help to explore. That topic is Biblical Theology.


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Dialogues in the Gospel of John

By Edward W. Klink III Nov. 2, 2011 12:00 a.m. Biblical Exposition, New Testament

As I am working on a commentary on the Gospel of John (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), I have noticed a general trend by interpreters to minimize the functional importance of the dialogues of Jesus. While interpreters might admit in principle that the form of a particular scene is a dialogue, in practice the dialogical form of the scene is given little interpretive force. What is focused on instead is the words of Jesus, almost is if they occurred in a vacuum. I think this misunderstands the importance of dialogues. Let me explain.


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The Eclipse of Ecclesiology by the Church

By Edward W. Klink III Sep. 16, 2011 12:00 a.m. Church Life, Theology

What does the doctrine of “the church” really do? Does it have a say in matters related to church life and practice? While you might want immediately to answer in the affirmative, let me offer one more question: When is the last time the doctrine of the church had a say in a ministry decision of your local church? Let me tell you where I am going with this. I have a hunch that the doctrine of the church is quite frequently a non-voting member of our ministry decisions – even within the church, and its influence is suppressed not by anti-church sort of Christians, but by the very same evangelicals who would herald themselves as committed to a robust ecclesiology. Allow me to give just one example


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