Nicotine Theological Journal 11.4

I’ve digging out of the pile of student papers and exams and discovered the October issue of the NTJ.  It’s one of my favorite publications. The lead article, by Darryl Hart, is on the FV movement: Here are some good lines:

Never before have such heavy guns as the church’s highest courts and multi-year study committees been used to defeat a meagre and frivolous theological novelty.

…the FV was never a corrective but actually a symptom of a much deeper aliment among conservative Reformedom.

The problem is not simply that Shepherd is wrong. It is that he never mounted the sort of argument that merits sustained scholarly theological attention.

All the FV seems to have is Ann Hutchinson’s desire for spiritual counsel and biblical instruction free from ecclesiastical control.

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