Category Archives: Bible

Problems with the Prophets

What does it mean to claim that the prophetic literature is authoritative, inspired, and inerrant (if you like that word)? Does it mean that the named prophet (say Amos) wrote a book now included in our Bible? Does it mean … Continue reading

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Of Moldy Walls and Foreigners

As Christians know, the Bible is an important book. It is through Scripture that we learn about the mission of God in his people Israel. We realize that the Old Testament sets the stage for the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection and … Continue reading

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Setting the Stage

Genesis 1-11 is primeval history and theological history. It plays an important role in the narrative of Genesis. It sets the stage for what is to come … Abraham, Israel, the kingdoms and prophets, exile and return, the front story … Continue reading

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Authority is in the Intent

Communication is a deliberate action with a specific purpose or intent. Human communication generally uses words and sentences and it uses these to convey an idea and to elicit a response. John Walton and Brent Sandy, The Lost World of … Continue reading

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Adam and the Blue Parakeet

The second edition of Scot McKnight’s book The Blue Parakeet is now available. The book is one of his best, a book that helps the reader think through the nature of the Bible as inspired and authoritative. From the back … Continue reading

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The Unfolding Pattern

We’ve been working through The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John Walton. They summarize: Our view has been laid out: a real flood of universal impact was the impetus … Continue reading

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Errant or Inerrant … By What Standard?

The next chapter of The Lost World of Scripture by John Walton and Brent Sandy summarizes their main points thus far. The Bible as we have it emerged out of an oral culture and reflects the values and expectations of … Continue reading

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