The Errancy and Inerrancy Problem Illustrated: The Case of Genesis 48:21-22

| June 30, 2011

I was recently received a question about inerrancy from a student in my MEMRA institute. Readers here know I’ve spent a lot of time on that subject (see the archived page). My short answer was that the difficulty in talking about inerrancy and errancy is defining what constitutes an error. That is in the eye […]

Suggestion for Continuing with the New Perspective

| June 21, 2011

A friend of mine, Prof. Kent Yinger, recently published a short, very accessible book on the NPP that would be good reading for anyone interested. You can literally read through in in the evening. It is aimed at the non-specialist. I would be willing to fire up the old Naked Bible Reading group for that.  […]

Further Commentary on the New Perspective

| June 21, 2011

I thought I’d post some comment questions / statements produced by the initial NPP post that I said I’d return to. Here goes. My take at MSH. Q: What about the Romans 5 – ’sin is not counted where there is no law?’ That can’t mean that pre-Moses people were ‘let off the the hook’ […]

Interactive Bible Maps are So Cool

| June 14, 2011

Before getting back to the new perspective discussion, I thought I’d direct your attention to this post about the interactive maps in Logos 4. I don’t say much about Logos directly on this blog, but this post is really worth a look. I really like the maps in Logos 4. Truly sweet, and I don’t […]

Thoughts on the New Perspective on Paul

| June 7, 2011

Time for a few thoughts on the “Law” article I posted lasted time to get us started on the New Perspective on Paul (NPP) topic. First, I think the article is telling in its summary of how modern reformed theology (and so, much of evangelicalism) has essentially filtered Paul’s statements about the law through the […]