For Those Who Don’t Like the Bellingham Statement’s Articulation of Inspiration

| March 25, 2009

If you don’t like the way I’ve described inspiration, notably: (1) my denial that God gave the words to each writer and (2) the subsequent notion that humans are the immediate source of Scripture while God is the ultimate source (and so BOTH are sources), then you need to read this article on one of […]

John Hobbins’ Thoughts on the Revised Bellingham Statement

| March 13, 2009

John Hobbins has once again added helpful commentary on the Bellingham Statement.† I hope more will chime in, especially academically-trained bibliobloggers who have expressed concerns over inspiration and inerrancy. Technorati Tags: inerrancy, inspiration

Another Proposed Bellingham Statement (Last One?)

| March 12, 2009

Here goes another crack at a statement on inspiration and inerrancy (both!). I think what follows constitutes something that I hope readers will circulate. I’m not sure about the order things are addressed, so please pay attention to that.† I have some modest goals for this statement: 1. To get academically-minded Christians, especially fellow biblio-bloggers, […]

Round Two with John Hobbins and the Bellingham Statement

| February 13, 2009

I really don’t like basketball (“ball in Mike’s court”), so the boxing metaphor is substituted! Once again, I’m pleased to chat with John and the rest of you in regard to his latest post responding to my comments on his revision of my Bellingham Statement draft.† Here goes! JH:† In reply to Mike’s most basic […]

Response to John Hobbins’ Thoughts on the Bellingham Statement

| February 10, 2009

What follows is some brief interaction with John Hobbins’ post about the Bellingham Statement (second draft as I recall). John wrote, “I happen to think that Mike’s view of Scripture is not high enough. He backs away from upholding verbal inspiration.” Actually, I don’t think this is the case at all.† What I back away […]