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”

Cool Christian Beards (pt. 2): John Calvin

This week’s beard is a good one, perhaps even my favorite one. Not because of how cool the beard is, although it is quite cool, but because of how cool the man behind the beard is. I’m not going to lie, I have reformed leanings so this dude holds a special place in my heartContinue reading “Cool Christian Beards (pt. 2): John Calvin”

Missiology Book Review: Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness

Van Engen, Charles and Darrel Whiteman, and Dudley Woodberry editors. Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008. Paradigm shifts in Christian Witness consists of essays written about Charles Kraft’s contributions to missiology. Eighteen different authors contributed to this volume. These authors focused on three areas in which Charles Kraft made a significantContinue reading “Missiology Book Review: Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness”

Systematic Theology…

Here is an email from my Systematic Theology Professor… Dear Systematic Theologians, Three things from me. First, you should be getting your marks for the first assignment this week. Second, I’ve been asked about late assignments. All late assignments will be docked a letter grade for each day the work is late. So if itContinue reading “Systematic Theology…”