Monthly Archives: February 2009

Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT

We started a conversation on Tuesday that touched on the subject of the nature of inspiration and the nature of scripture as the inspired word of God. Many have serious questions about the intent and interpretation of the Old Testament … Continue reading

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Romans 5: Part 2 – Adam

Romans 5:12-21 proves to be one of the key texts in any discussion of science and faith these days.  We began a discussion of this passage last week with a consideration of the meaning and nature of the death introduced … Continue reading

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Romans 5

Romans 5:12-21 proves to be one of the key texts in any discussion of science and faith these days, and the problem hits full force with v. 12: Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and … Continue reading

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Genesis 2-3 Part 3 John Calvin

John Calvin of course was one of the principal leaders of the reformation in the 1500’s. Calvin got many things right and, like everyone, many things wrong. In the protestant church in general and in the more reformed branch of … Continue reading

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Genesis 2-3 Part 2

Genesis 3 is one of the cornerstone passages of the Bible. Bill Arnold in his commentary on Genesis reflects that Gen 3 starts a new subject and introduces a new character, the serpent or snake. The significance and identity of … Continue reading

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Genesis 2-3 Part 1

Genesis 2 begins another view of creation; another voice; a narrowed focus. First a context: We have discussed the issues of evolution and common descent in several different posts on this blog. The mounting evidence, most importantly the molecular genetic … Continue reading

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Genesis One

Genesis 1 has been studied, debated, and expounded as much as any text in world history. Scholars and amateurs alike have poured over this text for twenty-five hundred years, and it continues to demand our attention because of its arresting … Continue reading

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Intellectual Integrity and Faith? Genesis

Bill T. Arnold, Director of Hebrew Studies and the Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary has a new commentary out, Genesis (New Cambridge Bible Commentary). This commentary is described as “an innovative interpretation of … Continue reading

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