So this interesting and important discussion continues. In his latest post, Lee accuses me of wanting “repristinate” 17th-century orthodoxy. To this all I can say is that evidently he hasn’t read my published work. I don’t think anyone would accuse me of . . . Continue reading →
It might not be as easy as some think.
A great lot of folk think so. The confessional Lutherans think we are rationalist for our Christology. They and some evangelicals, some liberals, most Amyraldians and most Arminians think we are rationalist for our doctrine of predestination. It has long been held . . . Continue reading →
From a comment at the GB discussion: …The trouble is whether people will read, let alone try to understand, their answers. Believe it or not, Calvin and Old Princeton were pretty careful not to equate inerrancy with a scientific understanding of the . . . Continue reading →
John R. DeWitt Reviews Spiration At the Banner of Truth (HT: Derek Thomas) Iain Campbell reviews it for the Free Church of Scotland (PDF, pp. 14-15; HT: Keith Mathison).
From Lane Tipton in the Ordained Servant.
Right now we’re battling ants. To fight them one must follow the trail back to the nest. Martin does just that with certain sorts of theological pests. One remedy is to insist that ministers hold to (subscribe) a confession of faith fully . . . Continue reading →
The question arose on the PB, “Why is it OK that we don’t have the original autographs?”
Ben gives us a heads up about an important forthcoming book.
What do we mean when we say “canonical” or “non-canoncial”? How did we get the canon? This month’s Tabletalk explains.
Yes, Virginia, there is a unifying story in Scripture, and no, it’s not how you can conquer the Goliaths in your life. The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is about Christ. No, it doesn’t flatten out the story. It doesn’t mean that . . . Continue reading →
This is a really interesting piece by Erskine College prof. William B. Evans at Ref21. Barth’s dialectical method makes him inherently difficult. He can always be quoted on two sides of an issue. I also agree with Evans that, in the end, . . . Continue reading →
Gary Johnson is pastor of Church of the Redeemer in Mesa, AZ. He has been pastor to one of our current students and is a thoughtful scholar of American Christianity and vigorous advocate of the Reformed faith. This review is part of . . . Continue reading →
Andrew is reading Kuyper
When I began my academic career one of the first things I heard was, “The inerrancy discussion is behind us. The discussion has moved on.” That may have been true in 1993 but it’s not true now. In the latest issue of . . . Continue reading →
Jim Renihan has some helpful comments. For more on this see Recovering the Reformed Confession. It’s $16.00 at the Bookstore at WSC.
Martin is posting his interview with Greg Beale, from Risking the Truth.
The latest issue of Modern Reformation magazine is dedicated to the question of the nature of Scripture, particularly touching the question of inspiration and inerrancy. The issue features articles by Mike Horton, “God’s Word in Human Words,” and “The Truthfulness of Scripture”, Michael . . . Continue reading →
UPDATE March 16, 2010 If you’re subscribed to Office Hours in iTunes the latest episode should now be available. We had a (Microsoft induced) technical glitch but that has been repaired. If you’re not seeing the latest episode refresh Office Hours in . . . Continue reading →
A canon is a rule, a measure, an objective standard by which things are measured. A canon is also a limit. Americans have never been particularly fond of limits. We are a busy, restless people always pushing the boundaries. Every school child . . . Continue reading →