Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Jeopardy interpretation of Scripture

Do you enjoy the TV quiz program “Jeopardy”?

If so, you have lots of company. My young friend Josh Woo was a contestant on that program when he was maybe 12. Anyway...

What makes the program unique is its format. They give you the answer and you provide the question. For example, if they said “1492,” you would say, “When did Columbus discover America?” If they said, “George Washington,” you would say, “Who was the first president of the U.S.?”

Well. Did you know that much of the New Testament was written in the Jeopardy format?

The epistles, for instance, are letters answering various needs in the early churches. The problem is we are not given the questions they address. So we have to work our way back. We have the answer; what is the question? Read More

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