From Grammar to Christlikeness with Steve Runge, Philippians 2:1-11

Dr. Steven Runge is Professor of Biblical Languages at Grace School of Theology in Houston and Senior Research Associate at the John W. Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies at Trinity Western University. Among other things, he has authored, Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis, and he is General Editor of the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament. In this episode he helps us notice the linguistic clues in Phil. 2:1-11 leading us to Paul’s main concern: that we should have the mindset that was operative in Christ’s self-giving, self-lowering, obedient service.

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Everyday Exegesis, Steven Runge

Dr. Steven Runge

Steven Runge has had an interesting career.  He earned his PhD at the University of Stellenbosch and is considered widely an expert in biblical studies, particularly discourse analysis. He is the editor and co-editor for a number of books which are available through his website,  He has been an adjunct faculty member and visiting scholar at a number of schools in North America. For a time, he served as Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software.  He and his wife stopped by the Lanier Theological Library and spoke with David Capes about his life, linguistics and discourse analysis.  Recently, he started a website called which aims to help people study the Bible more effectively for their everyday lives.  To learn more go to

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