Frank M. Hasel, PhD
Frank is a theologian and author. He loves to explore the vast riches of the Bible and likes to learn from the wisdom of other people. He relishes meaningful conversations and enjoys communicating life-giving truths in intellectually compelling and engaging ways. God's loving forgiveness and grace makes him feel feather-light and firmly grounded.
He believes that the teachings of the Bible promote human flourishing and enhance every aspect of life.
"Any type of work can be meaningful.
It's the spirit in which you do it
that makes the difference."
HOW TO INTERPRET SCRIPTURE
How to Interpret Scripture explores the role of the Bible in Christian life and explains in simple to understand language, yet with substantial depth, how to properly interpret the Bible. It deals with questions about the origin and nature of the Bible, Jesus and the Apostles view of the Bible, the different sources in theology, what it means when we say that we go by Scripture alone (sola scriptura), why interpretation is needed, how do deal with difficult passages, how to live by the Word of God, and much more. It is a valuable resource that can help to understand current trends in biblical interpretation in the church.
How To Interpret Scripture
If we examine the foundations of creation in the Bible, we see that God created with purpose and meaning, giving worth and value to His creation. The modern scientism movement teaches us that life is nothing more than a random act with no worth or value—just chance. However, many of the great minds from past generations held a high view of Christianity; Johannes Kepler, Sir Isaac Newton, and Robert Boyle; just to name a few. These are the minds who built the foundations of much of what we believe today! Join us for a conversation between had Stuart, the Senior Pastor of Spencerville Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Dr. Frank M. Hasel, Associate Director of the Biblical Research Institute. In this week's lesson, they'll look at whether the Bible can be trusted as a source of information when it comes to human and earthly origins. This video accompanies the Sabbath School lesson for Week 8 in the second quarter of 2020.