The framers of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (CSBI) believed that inerrancy was a doctrine vital to the health of the Christian and therefore could not be set aside or ignored without serious consequence. Yet, even though they held that the doctrine was essential to individual and corporate spiritual well-being, they also believed that an affirmation … Continue reading Should We Blame Inerrancy for the Spiritual Troubles of Younger Evangelicals?
In a recent book, Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible, Vern Poythress, professor of New Testament Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, investigates the vital question of how one's worldview influences their approach to the Bible. (You can read my review of Poythress' excellent book here). What is a "worldview?" Poythress explains, … Continue reading Historical-Critical Scholarship, Inerrancy, and the Problem of Worldview
Kenton Sparks, professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University—an evangelical school by confession—has recently offered his contribution to an evangelical doctrine of Scripture in God’s Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship (GWHW). As the title of the book suggests and as he states clearly in the introduction, Sparks situates himself within … Continue reading Review of God's Word in Human Words by Kenton Sparks
The turn of the new year is, for many, a time of reflection and life evaluation. Often, our self-appraisals result in the making of personal resolutions. A few years ago, shortly after I first discovered Jonathan Edwards' resolutions, I was prompted to write some resolutions of my own. The result was a collection of verbose, lofty, … Continue reading A New Year: Two Simple Resolutions