Fallacy Fridays: Ignoring the Context

This final guideline provided by Grant Osborne (The Hermeneutical Spiral) is pretty simple. It’s known as the Ignoring the Context fallacy. It’s almost too self-descriptive, right? Osborne is quite helpful in suggesting why this is so important. He writes,...

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: The Disjunctive Fallacy

The disjunctive who? The Disjunctive Fallacy! Come on, that word is fun. Say it ten times… own it… say it with meaning! You’ll have a lot of fun, I promise! We live in a world where truth is under assault. Issues that used to be right or wrong or...

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...