Lucas describes an ancient way of interpreting the Bible, one that he argues Jesus used, it’s called "halakic reasoning." Simply put it is holding "both strands of a paradox in tension and balance, knowing that with God both sides must be true. It’s the process of firmly grabbing both ideas in paradox and then merging the two into a greater understanding of the character and nature of God."
What the ancient Hebrews called "halakic" we call jazz.
Lucas does a masterful job of pointing out that while the Bible contains "no real contradictions" it does contain plenty of paradoxes. When it comes to a paradox the goal is to "grab on to both sides" and see that they actually "compliment, reinforce, and enhance each other."