Tag Archives: Scripture

Help your children learn the content of Scripture

Help your children learn the content of Scripture

Several years ago when my oldest was beginning his homeschooling in earnest and my wife and I were choosing our curricula for different school subjects, I set out to find just the right Bible curriculum. Our family does regularly read the Bible together as a family, but it is my firm belief that it also… Continue Reading

Worship forms regulated by Scripture

Worship forms regulated by Scripture

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Biblical Authority and the Aesthetics of Scripture You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series”Biblical Authority and the Aesthetics of Scripture”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.This is the final post in a series I’ve been writing over the past couple months in order to more thoroughly develop an… Continue Reading

Fittingness

Fittingness

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Biblical Authority and the Aesthetics of Scripture You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series”Biblical Authority and the Aesthetics of Scripture”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Last week I argued that if we believe in verbal-plenary inspiration, then the meaning of the aesthetic forms we employ in our contemporary worship… Continue Reading

Aesthetic Correspondence

Aesthetic Correspondence

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Biblical Authority and the Aesthetics of Scripture You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series”Biblical Authority and the Aesthetics of Scripture”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In this series of essays, I have argued that Scripture presents God’s truth to us, not merely in didactic propositions, but also (in… Continue Reading

Translating the Aesthetic Forms of Scripture

Translating the Aesthetic Forms of Scripture

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Biblical Authority and the Aesthetics of Scripture You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series”Biblical Authority and the Aesthetics of Scripture”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. In By the Waters of Babylon, I make a brief statement about how the aesthetic forms of Scripture should guide and regulate worship… Continue Reading

The Aesthetic Nature of Truth

The Aesthetic Nature of Truth

Conservative evangelicals admirably repudiate emergent leaders who argue that both content and form must be contextualized; evangelicals insist that since God’s Word is inspired and inerrant, God’s truth transcends culture and must be preserved intact. But since even most conservative evangelicals consider culture as entirely neutral in itself and beauty as in the eye of… Continue Reading

Matt Recker and The Gospel Coalition, Part Four: In All That It Affirms

Matt Recker and The Gospel Coalition, Part Four: In All That It Affirms

Faced with numerous denials of inerrancy from professing evangelicals, theologians and church leaders gathered in 1978 to form the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Meeting at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, the new organization adopted a statement that attempted to explain the historic evangelical understanding of Scripture. This document, called the “Chicago Statement on… Continue Reading

Matt Recker and The Gospel Coalition: Part Two

Matt Recker and The Gospel Coalition: Part Two

In his recent series on The Gospel Coalition, Pastor Matt Recker devoted an entire essay to the doctrine of Scripture. Pointing to a 1956 article in Christian Life magazine, he noted that one element in the development of New Evangelicalism was a “re-opening of the subject of biblical inspiration.” He argued that this re-opening led… Continue Reading

“In innumerable cases, we still have to figure out how to apply biblical principles to contemporary circumstances that Scripture does not explicitly address.”

“In innumerable cases, we still have to figure out how to apply biblical principles to contemporary circumstances that Scripture does not explicitly address.”

Ben Wright writes (that was fun to write!) an excellent review of Reclaiming the Sufficiency of Scripture by Rob Rienow. Some gems: “It seems that Reinow has expanded the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture to say a bit more than it has meant in church history since the Reformation, and more than Scripture claims… Continue Reading

The founders of the first church had a proper respect for Scripture

The founders of the first church had a proper respect for Scripture

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Characteristics of the Founders of the First Church You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series”Characteristics of the Founders of the First Church”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Last week we discovered that the founders of the first church were characterized by united, fervent prayer. But prayer is not the only… Continue Reading

A Sound Church: Submitted to Scripture

A Sound Church: Submitted to Scripture

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series A Sound Church You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series”A Sound Church”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.(The articles in this series were originally written for publication in the local newspaper of the town in which I pastor.) What do you look for in… Continue Reading

Inward affirmation that our worship is acceptable to God?

Inward affirmation that our worship is acceptable to God?

There is an interesting conversation taking place in response to my post last week about “authenticity” in worship. The question revolves around affirmation from God that our worship is indeed acceptable. The question is, if we choose to do something in worship, and God affirms in our hearts that it is acceptable to him, how… Continue Reading

Why should we study the history of Christian worship?

Why should we study the history of Christian worship?

Tomorrow I begin another semester teaching a graduate class in the history and theology of worship. The class is largely a survey of the historical, theological, and philosophical events and ideas that have shaped worship today, and one of the first tasksI tackle on the first day of class is to answer the question, “Why?”… Continue Reading

“Ideas Have Consequences” by Richard Weaver

“Ideas Have Consequences” by Richard Weaver

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series”Books Every Conservative (and Liberal) Christian Should Read”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.In these book recommendations, we have worked our way back in time to the fourth century. We could spend much more time… Continue Reading