Shortly after we arrived in Tanzania, there was considerable violence in the Geita region between Muslims and Christians over who gets to butcher meat. Until recently, I’m told all abattoirs were Muslim run, so that they complied with halal food laws. However, Christians wanted to run their own because they […]
I’ve already written about wanting to explore the Trinity more in my time at college. It was a hole I felt in my theology. This next issue, word and spirit, came out of my experience and was much more personal for me. When I was in uni, a guest speaker […]
I’m reading for an essay on the theology of the Bible of Karl Barth at the moment. I generally try to use my essays as a chance to address an issue I have and clearly, I have a lot of ‘I wonders’ about the doctrine of scripture! Much of that has […]
In our exploration of the doctrine of Scripture, I’ve looked at James Dunn’s ‘The Living Word’ here, here and here. This post is just a quick review to wrap up this section.
I’m yet to write on Witherington in our Scripture series, but I thought I’d take a brief look at a new article from the 9Marks e-journal. In it, Gregory Wills asks, What lessons can we learn from the history of liberalism?
The word of God is authoritative and can be trusted to do the work God has set out for it. But how exactly do we expect that to happen? The answer to such a question will have profound implications for evangelism. Let me put forward two extreme positions:
Previously in this series I looked at the complicated question of how to define inerrancy. It’s all very well to say that the Bible contains no errors, but even Sproul seemed confused about whether that means the Bible is a scientific authority. Furthermore, how we interpret the Bible may have […]