Book Review: Seized By Truth by Joel Green

Joel B. Green, Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007. There are numerous books on how to read the Bible, ranging from books which are devotional in nature to books that are scholarly. Usually the there is a gap between the type of readings that these books advocate for; devotionalContinue reading “Book Review: Seized By Truth by Joel Green”

Missiology Book Review: Generous Justice

Tim Keller is a man after my own heart, which actually doesn’t say much because I have a wicked and sinful heart, but it is meant as a complement. In Generous Justice Keller presents a balanced and biblical approach to Justice and the Christian life. He doesn’t slide into political ideologies and shows that theContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: Generous Justice”

The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 7

Today we wrap up the series: “The Bible – The Word of God.” Having looked at some of the strengths and weaknesses of the three positions we will be able to articulate a dogmatic account of Scripture that all orthodox Christian traditions will be able to affirm. ________________________________________________________ “The Word of God” Revisited             WeContinue reading “The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 7”

The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 6

This is part six of “The Bible – The Word of God.” Today we will be looking at some of the strengths and weaknesses of these three positions. By doing this hopefully we will be able to articulate a dogmatic account of Scripture that all orthodox Christian traditions will be able to affirm. ________________________________________________________ CriticalContinue reading “The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 6”

The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 5

This is part five of “The Bible – The Word of God.” Today we will be looking at the the views of a philosophical theologian, Nicholas Wolterstorff. We will see how he appropriates speech-act theory to argue for a particular understanding of what it means to say that the Bible is the Word of God.Continue reading “The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 5”

The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 4

This is part four of “The Bible – The Word of God.” Today we will be looking at the the views of one of the most important 20th century theologians: Karl Bart . We will see how his view of the “Word of God” is similar to a traditional evangelical view, while being distinct inContinue reading “The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 4”

The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 3

This is part three of “The Bible – The Word of God.” Today we will be looking at the “interesting” views of David Law regarding what he thinks the “Word of God” means. This is part 1 of the subsection “Three Views on What it Means to Say that the Bible is the Word ofContinue reading “The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 3”

The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 2

This is part two of “The Bible – The Word of God.” Today we will be looking at the grammatical structure of the phrase “Word of God.” ________________________________________________________ “The Word of God” Before we go on to examine the claims made by these authors we must first analyze the grammar underlying the phrase “the wordContinue reading “The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 2”

The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 1

Over the next few days I will be taking a look at the question of what it means to say that the Bible is the Word of God. I will be doing this by examining Barth’s, David Law’s, and Nicholas Wolterstorff’s doctrines of scripture. ______________________________________________________ If one were to go to a typical evangelical churchContinue reading “The Bible – The Word of God – Three Views: Part 1”