Truth or Dare (to be a Daniel)
Recovering the Message of Scripture
In this special section of our “Rightly Dividing the Word” issue, nine pastor-theologians help shed light on some popular texts of Scripture that tend to lose their true redemptive-historical significance in a culture of interpretive narcissism.
There are few Old Testament accounts that better highlight the pastoral necessity for properly distinguishing the law from the gospel than that of Daniel in the lions’ den. It is a beautiful and powerful story of God’s faithfulness to his servant and, by extension, to his chosen people during foreign occupation and oppression. ...