This is the youtube address of my presidential address for the International Society of Christian apologetics meeting last year at Southern Evangelical Seminary.  With “textualism” and “originalism” in the news again due to the untimely death of Justice Scalia, I think this discussion is more relevant than ever.  I talk about the history of how those common-sense approaches to interpretation (which I here call “grammatico-historical exegesis’) were lost, the consequences of that loss, and what we should be doing about it.  It is relevant to politics and to so much more!

The first few minutes are on a different topic.  A Q&A session follows the address.  The whole session including the Q&A lasts about an hour.

Donald T. Williams speaking at last year's apologetics conference

Donald T. Williams speaking at last year’s apologetics conference