Through and To is dedicated to the study and discussion of how the God of the Bible reveals himself through and to people. This focus has both historical as well as contemporary aspects.
God revealed himself to and through particular people in history. God’s ultimate self-revelation was through Jesus Christ–the Word made flesh (John 1:14). In addition, God spoke through prophets and apostles. Understanding their cultural/religious contexts helps us understand what these people meant when they spoke or wrote. God choosing to work in and through humanity and history causes some to reject the Bible as “just a book written by humans.” But the Christian God works through humans because that is who he is communicating to.
This historical understanding enables the church and individuals to accurately apply God’s revealed word to contemporary situations so that God’s Word speaks afresh through and to people.
This site, therefore, seeks to deepen the church’s understanding of the Bible in its revealed contexts so that it can speak through the contemporary church to the world. My hope is this site will make a small contribution in bridging the divide between the academy and the church. To these ends, this site will give readers insights from biblical studies as well as practical ways to use those insights in the service of the church and the world.
About the Author: Joseph R. Greene, PhD. has served as a pastor and church planter while teaching seminary courses in the United States and abroad.