The Rest of My Comments on the Chicago Statement

| January 29, 2009

Not much is new in here as far as my thoughts, but I promised I’d complete this by month’s end. I’m now going to try and put my “Bellingham Statement” into 4-5 paragraphs and see if I can’t get some other biblio-bloggers of note to weigh in on it.† Here’s the rest of the Chicago […]

God’s Word in Human Words: A Review

| January 27, 2009

I thought this would be of interest to many of you given the inspiration and inerrancy discussion. Kenton Sparks of Eastern† recently authored a book entitled, God’s Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship. It is illustrative of the growing dissatisfaction (shared by me) of the way evangelicals have skirted tough […]

How Did the Early Church Fathers Cite Scripture?

| January 21, 2009

Is this cool or what? Click here for a free searchable database of “Biblical Quotations and Allusions in Early Christian Literature.” The project is now in financial limbo, but as it is, you can still search the corpus for its database of 400,000 biblical references. Technorati Tags: church fathers, citing Scripture

Book Recommendation Related to the Inspiration Discussion

| January 19, 2009

Some of the posts on this topic have dealt with the looseness of how NT authors quote / use the OT.† I’ve given a couple of examples, but if you want to see how thorny the issues are, I recommend a recent book on the subject–nay, an entire commentary on this phenomenon: Commentary on the […]

An Interesting (and Amusing) Note on the Scientific Knowledge of the NT / Apostolic Era

| January 14, 2009

Kudos to Rick Brannan over on Ricoblog for this one. Rick found some odd “science” in the Epistle of Barnabas (one of the Apostolic Fathers). Now, someone could of course say that the NT writers were immune from these kinds of quirky views, but we’d actually need evidence for that claim. Our best hope for […]