Serving to Master Two? — Historical Background and the Bible

How much historical background must a pastor know in order to preach the Bible with authority?

In this video, D. A. Carson and John Piper discuss the role of extrabiblical sources in biblical interpretation:

Watch the video at The Gospel Coalition.

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Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis/St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their five children. He is co-editor of Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.