Bellingham Statement 1

| September 25, 2008

In no particular order, what I’m going to do in the ensuing posts is to write out statements of affirmation and denial and hope that readers critique the language in careful, constructive ways. Naturally, after we get a bunch of these posted it may become clear how to group them or “mix and match” them […]

Back to blogging…

| September 24, 2008

Sorry for the unannounced hiatus. I’ve been asked to teach a sequence of ancient history courses at a local university, so I’ve been prepping. Classes start today, so I should be “in the flow” now and more able to budget my time.  Hopefully I’ll put out my first section of the Bellingham Statement tonight.

One Last Illustrative Problem for Inerrancy and its Literary-Critical Solution

| September 17, 2008

One more item to throw out for illustrative purposes. After this, I’m going back to inspiration and begin to produce my own statement (I’m calling it “The Bellingham Statement” since I work in Bellingham, WA). Posts will be much shorter, as my goal is to produce affirmations and denials and let you all work on […]

Another Consideration for Inerrancy: The NT Author’s Quotation of (or Alteration of) the OT

| September 9, 2008

In three previous posts I sketched out three principles I think are important to keep in mind for an accurate and honest statement of inerrancy. I list them here for review: 1. Taking the Bible on its own terms. 2. The idea of divine accommodation. 3. Distinguishing literary techniques in the text from a modern, […]

Inerrancy and Literary Fiction in the Bible

| September 3, 2008

In three previous posts I sketched out three principles I think are important to keep in mind for an accurate and honest statement of inerrancy. I list them here for review: 1. Taking the Bible on its own terms. 2. The idea of divine accommodation. 3. Distinguishing literary techniques in the text from a modern, […]