by Matthew Barrett With the annual Southern Baptist Convention taking place in Phoenix just the other week, I was reminded of an article by Mark Dever from 1997 titled: “Three Reasons to Hope for Further Reformation in the SBC.” I especially appreciate Dever’s emphasis on the Word of God and inerrancy. Here is the introduction … Read More
by Brent Parker Kevin Vanhoozer helpfully points out in his book, Is There a Meaning in this Text?, that an allegorical interpretation “sees the meaning of a text as constituted outside the text in another framework: the conceptual” (119). In such a scheme, this word means that concept. The tendency to allegorize a biblical text … Read More
by Matthew Barrett What is the main difference between a liberal view of revelation and an orthodox (biblical) view of revelation? Perhaps many differences could be mentioned. However, the main difference is the liberal affirmation of human autonomy, specifically in the area of human knowledge. In regards to revelation, the Bible does not sit in … Read More
By Matthew Barrett When the Bible speaks of “knowing” God, is it merely cognitive? Or is there something much more, namely, not just knowledge but love for God? I believe if we look at the texts throughout Scripture we will see that when it speaks of knowing God, it is not mere knowledge in view … Read More
On April 9, 2011, I celebrated five years as Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Muncie, Indiana. As I reflect back on these past years there are five main lessons that come to mind: 1. Pastoral ministry requires far more courage than I ever dreamed. In Bible college and seminary I was told that pastoral ministry … Read More
By Michael A.G. Haykin Getting along: of all places in the world where this should happen, it should be in the church, should it not? But what do we see: the lovely garment of the church rent in pieces. And why? The sinful pride of men; their willingness to indulge in bitter attacks on brothers … Read More
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