hermeneutics

Biblicism Gone Wild

November 6, 2013
biblicism

One of the hallmarks of evangelicalism is its emphasis on the Bible as the final authority regarding spiritual truths. Evangelicals hold the Bible in high regard, looking to it as God’s definitive revelation to humanity and the essential guide for Christian life. And while there is much to be commended about such an understanding, pushing […]

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Holy Hotlines

October 21, 2013
holy-hotlines

This lovely meme crossed my path today. I was going to print it out and hang it on my refrigerator next to the magnet with the plumber’s name and number, but instead I thought I’d share it here. Despite my issues with the presentation and substance of this meme, I want to make it clear […]

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Honesty

August 23, 2013

N.T. Wright on the Bible: There are many, many issues where I say I am committed to believing this text whenever I figure out what on earth it’s supposed to mean, which at the moment I don’t think I know.

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A Modest Proposal for the Return of the Biblical Institution of Slavery

January 3, 2013
Slavery and Truth

Prolegomena At the outset we must make clear the standards by which we are to judge the institution of slavery. As Christians, we cannot be subject to whims of the heart or fancies of the intellect. We cannot acquiesce to the norms of modern secular culture, instead we must hold firm to the norma normans, […]

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Should Experience Determine Doctrine?

December 12, 2012
What lens are you using?

I recently heard a pastor say that “experience shouldn’t determine our doctrine, only the Bible should.” He went on to explain that we might experience all sorts of things that lead us to believe one thing or another, but that the only true, infallible source of doctrine is the Bible and whenever our experience causes […]

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