Credo Magazine asked me the following questions:
- Speaking personally, how has learning to read the Old Testament with an eye to Jesus impacted your piety and pastoral ministry?
- Why should the average Christian layman (i.e., someone not regularly preaching or teaching the Bible) learn how to read the Old Testament looking for Jesus?
- What authors and books (historic or modern) have most helped you in learning how to read the Old Testament Christologically?
- Tell us about your new book Jesus on Every Page. Why did you write it, for whom is it written, and is there anything unique about it which sets it apart from other contemporary books about Jesus in the Old Testament?
- Is the title of your book a bit hyperbolic? Should we really look for Jesus on every page?
- How intimately connected is your approach to finding Jesus in the Old Testament to Covenant Theology? Say someone was persuaded of New Covenant Theology, Progressive Covenantalism, Historic Premillennialism, or some variety of Dispensationalism; would he still find your book helpful? Why?
- How would your approach to finding Jesus in the Old Testament compare with that of Sidney Greidanus (i.e., Preaching Christ from the Old Testament )? Graeme Goldsworthy? Walt Kaiser?
- Is it legitimate to find Jesus in an Old Testament account when it would appear that the human author was not thinking of Jesus? For example, would it be legitimate to find Jesus in the book of Esther, when the human author of Esther seems to be simply recording a historical event? Why or why not?
You can read my answers here.