A Third Consideration for Articulating Inerrancy

| August 27, 2008

In two previous posts I sketched out two principles I think are important to keep in mind for an accurate and honest statement of inerrancy: taking the Bible is taken on its own terms and the idea of divine accommodation. I now offer a third: distinguishing literary techniques in the text from a modern, empirical […]

Is It the Autograph, a Copy, or Something Else?

| August 20, 2008

Ivan has surfaced again! Ivan emailed me this missive yesterday, so I thought I’d post it.  Ivan spotlights some very interesting content in Jeremiah that pertains to our discussion. That book of Jeremiah just seems to play with our minds! Here’s Ivan, between >> >> I never really thought much about this story before, but […]

Let’s Talk About Divine Accommodation

| August 17, 2008

So far in my forays into inerrancy, on the heels of laying out my thoughts on inspiration, I’ve put forth the idea (with the help of Chet) that I just want to make sure the Bible is taken on its own terms, not terms that we, in the wake of Enlightenment empiricism, would want.  Let’s […]

Inspiration and Inerrancy: Distinguishing Ends and Means, Process and Product

| August 11, 2008

In the last post, I focused on 2 Tim 3:17 for an answer to the question, “What was the point of the exercise of inspiration?” Paul gives us four purposes in this text, and it seems wise to me to approach the question from that perspective. I also noted that I have no interest in […]

What’s the Point of the Inspiration Exercise?

| August 5, 2008

This is a question I’ve raised a few times now on the blog with respect to this topic. I’m going to answer it below (or at least kick it off) in startlingly brief fashion.  It will serve as a transition point into inerrancy (at least that’s how I’m thinking of it now). I think the […]