Coinciding with our thinking on Scripture, we’re doing the theology course ‘Knowledge of God’ at Ridley this semester. Peter Adam has spoken about the work of the Spirit in the word in two ways: inspiration and illumination.
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:
In my last post, I looked at Dunn’s concept of the word of God interpreted by the Spirit and asked how the messiness of that works out in experience. Fortunately, Dunn answers some of these questions in the second half of the book.
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 […]
Over the summer Arthur and I are trying to get our doctrine of Scripture sorted. It’s one of the questions we brought with us into college and being at such close proximity to the library, we figure now’s the time to do some reading! Over Christmas I finished R.C. Sproul’s […]