Fallacy Fridays: The Word Fallacy

Good writers have a way of communicating ideas in a variety of creative ways. This makes reading them exciting, right? No one wants to read the same thing over and over and over again. If you have to repeat the same idea, do it in a way that is creative and...

Fallacy Fridays: Misuse of Parallels

I had to take a couple weeks off of our Fallacy Fridays series due to the holidays and my recent trip to visit my grandmother. But I’m ready to dig back into some more of the fallacies that are listed in Osborne’s The Hermeneutical Spiral. This week...

Fallacy Fridays: The One-Meaning Fallacy

Continuing our series on exegetical fallacies, it’s good to remind ourselves that a fallacy is an unsound or illogical interpretation of Scripture. These fallacies should serve us as helpful guidelines and can really strengthen our understanding Scripture in the...

Fallacy Fridays: Misuse of Subsequent Meaning

The first time I ever clearly understood what an exegetical fallacy was occurred when I was reading through some books by Gordon D. Fee. I was a young uneducated whipper snapper who had no idea what the word hermeneutics was nor of its importance. No, I just liked...

Fallacy Fridays: The Lexical Fallacy

As I said last week, on Friday’s I’ll be posting a variety of fallacies related to exegesis and hermeneutics. This Friday’s fallacy is found in Grant R. Osborne’s The Hermeneutical Spiral – the lexical fallacy. Remember, a fallacy is a...