The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self is a excellent analysis of contemporary culture. I commend it to parents, Bible students, and pastors.
If someone asked us about the current state of North American society, how would we respond? Would we bemoan the state of our leadership, the lack of Biblical values in education, the various policies enacted by our government? Sure, if pressed, we may express thankfulness for the freedom we enjoy and the security we have, … Continue reading Blessed Secularism
It is often said that biblical interpretation requires one to understand a passage's historical context. However, this raises several important problems.
The next step of the biblical story is the fall. We are told that, because of the Fall, all things have been subject to decay—that God’s good creation is now subject to death. Humanity especially is subject to sin—is by default living under the realm of Satan and devoted to rebellion against God. This is the … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (2): Metaphysics (b)
In the controversy that followed the posting of Luther’s 95 theses in 1517, it is readily apparent Luther and his opponents are vast distances from one another on the question of interpretive authority. Luther’s opponents agreed with him on the infallibility or inerrancy of Scripture (the nature of being free from error) and its authority, … Continue reading Luther’s Sola Scriptura Part 1 – Inerrancy and Authority