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Jesus is Ultimate

Bible As Final Authority? “Christians don’t believe in the Bible. Christians believe in Jesus.” I still remember when Ralph Wood dropped that bomb on a room of starry eyed freshmen and sophomores at Wake Forest University. I remember the vigorous conversations that ensued. How uncomfortable it made me. I think that the story of my […]

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Bible as Diary

I’m in some good old-fashioned theological conversation with a group of friends right now. As often happens when people who know too much about the Bible try to talk shop, one of the lines of conversion is how we can make theological claims about today in conversation with the Bible when the Bible itself demonstrates […]

Doctrine of Scripture

I was mulling for a few minutes what I might say if I had to write a statement of faith that included something about scripture. I was thinking I’d go straight for the 2 Timothy 3 jugular and start with something like this: I believe that scripture is God’s word, given for the purpose of […]

What, Exactly, Did God Breathe?

My post on Adam and Christ generated the range of predictable responses, from, “Thank God someone is saying what I’ve thought for a long time,” to “How on earth can anyone believe what Paul says about the resurrection of Jesus if he flubbed so badly on the existence of Adam?!” To the latter question I […]