How Southeastern Seminary Changed How I Read the Bible


Sitting in Dr. Akin’s 8am Hermeneutics class at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), I encountered his fervent call to follow the grammatical-historical hermeneutic. This position, I came to learn, was the orthodoxy in hermeneutics for many faculty. I didn’t like it. There was no complexity, no poetry, to this hermeneutical method. In college, I had studied an older, allegorical method to biblical interpretation that seemed more attractive. But by the end of my time at SEBTS, I grew to appreciate the clarity and consistency found through a grammatical-historical approach to reading the Bible. …Read More.