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Is Doctrinal Indifference Anti-intellectual Idolatry?

by Dr. Allan R. Bevere, pastor, professor and author of Colossians and Philemon: A Participatory Study Guide, The Politics of Witness: The Character of the Church in the World, and The Character of our Discontent. In a book, New Testament scholar Scot McKnight co-writes with Dennis Venema, entitled Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after…

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Edward W. H. Vick: Resurrection As Fulfilment

by Dr. Edward W.H. Vick, retired professor and author of From Inspiration to Understanding: Reading the Bible Seriously and Faithfully, Philosophy for Believers, Creation: The Christian Doctrine, History and Christian Faith and more! Through the resurrection God brings into being His new people, the community of resurrection faith. The spokesmen of this earliest faith, the writers of…

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Thomas W. Hudgins: Being Careful When You Read The Commentaries

by Dr. Thomas W. Hudgins, professor, author and translator of Dr. David Alan Black’s book, Aprenda a Leer el Griego del Nuevo Testamento.   This will be a quick post. Tonight I was reading Ronald Y. K. Fung’s commentary on Galatians (NICNT) and saw a curious sentence dealing with Gal. 1:6. Here’s what it says:…

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Video Interview: Dr. Thomas Hudgins on Who Was Paul?

— Henry Neufeld, Energion Owner/Editor Last night I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Thomas Hudgins on the question, “Who was Paul?” Thomas has a different perspective from the previous authors I interviewed, which you’ll discover in the interview. I’d particularly call your attention to the answer starting at 29:03 regarding what Paul might say…

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Edward W.H. Vick: Acquired Tastes, Required Tastes and Authority

by Dr. Edward W.H. Vick, retired professor and author of From Inspiration to Understanding: Reading the Bible Seriously and Faithfully, Creation: The Christian Doctrine, Philosophy for Believers, and more!   We all have acquired tastes. Our first ones are gotten within the family. An obvious area is at the dining table. From childhood we get what we are…

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Edward W. H. Vick: Authority and Orthodoxy

by Edward W.H. Vick, retired professor and author of Philosophy for Believers, Creation: The Christian Doctrine, From Inspiration to Understanding: Reading the Bible Seriously and Faithfully and more! The explanation of authority might sound like this. (1) God has called and appointed the elders as custodians of the truth. God has ordained the leaders of the community and given…

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Edward W.H. Vick: Interpreting Scripture

by Dr. Edward W. H. Vick, author of From Inspiration to Understanding: Reading the Bible Seriously and Faithfully, Philosophy for Believers, Creation: The Christian Doctrine and more! Being Faithful to the Text Since the Scriptures are in some sense fundamental for the Christian theologian, how is he to be faithful to them in constructing theology? What does it…

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Has the multiplicity of interpretations made the Bible incomprehensible? —YES

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This post is part of our series on controversial questions. A NO post will normally follow a YES post. Join in by posting your comments.] by Steve Kindle For those of us in the West, once the Roman Catholic Church lost its hegemonic hold on the content of the faith, it’s become “every…

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How is the Bible authoritative?

by Edward W. H. Vick  The question is:   How to explain that the Bible has authority? That the Bible is unique is not the question. But why is it unique? Ask different people and you will get different answers, for different people read the Bible for different reasons, approaching it in different ways according…