Sanctified by Grace – Preaching

A few days ago I began a blog tour on Kent Eilers and Kyle Strobel’s 2014 book Sanctified by Grace. Over the next few days I will be posting some highlights from various chapters, concluding with a review of the book as a whole. Today I turn my attention to the chapter on preaching. AsContinue reading “Sanctified by Grace – Preaching”

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Why I Do I Meditate on Scripture?

When faced with the question, “Why do you meditate on scripture?” here is what Dietrich Bonhoeffer gives two answers. The first flows out of his identity in Christ…. Because I am a Christian. Therefore, every day in which I do not penetrate more deeply into the knowledge of God’s Word in Holy Scripture is aContinue reading “Why I Do I Meditate on Scripture?”

The Debate Over Inerrancy: Comparing B.B. Warfield and Harold Lindsell – Part 1: Introduction

If you are an Evangelical Christian (or you know any) then you know how divisive the debate over the inerrancy of scripture can be. However you might not know that every generation this battle comes up over and over again. In this blog series we will be taking a look at to iterations of thisContinue reading “The Debate Over Inerrancy: Comparing B.B. Warfield and Harold Lindsell – Part 1: Introduction”

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 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”