About Patrick Schreiner

Patrick Schreiner is Assistant Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Seminary. He completed his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy at Southern Baptist Seminary where he received the Borchert Award for Exegesis and Interpretation. In addition to his pastoral ministry experience, Patrick also enjoys writing and has contributed articles to 9 Marks and The Gospel Coalition. You can follow Patrick's journey and his thinking online at his blog, Ad Fontes.


Matthew’s Geographical Overlay: The Return of the Exiled King

Map of Matthew's Gospel

Geography in the Ancient Near East was a physical representation of transcendent reality. Mapping things geographically was a visible form of Israel’s theology. For example, since Jerusalem was central to Israel’s worldview, it was also central to the cartography of the time. The temple therefore was not only at the center of religious, economic, or…
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Using A Theological Dictionary for Word Studies

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New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis Second Edition Revision Editor: Moisés Silva     Words are important, even the smallest ones. The comedian Demetri Martin said in one of his routines, “Have you ever noticed that filler words, like ‘sort of,’ are such harmless things to say? It doesn’t really mean anything.…
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Reflections on Interstellar

Interstellar movie poster

It has been said, those who see Interstellar must comment. At risk of fulfilling this prophecy, I seek to add a few reflections. Interstellar comes from writer, director, and producer Christopher Nolan who is known for his Batman films and also his penchant for twisting time (see Inception and Memento). The movie is of the…
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Biblical Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation

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Stanley Porter and Matthew Malcolm, eds., The Future of Biblical Interpretation: Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2013), 31–32.   Stanley Porter says there are many volumes that equate “biblical hermeneutics” with “biblical interpretation.” They no doubt are related, but are they to be equated?     I think not. Hermeneutics is…
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