Kevin Vanhoozer, in his excellent book The Drama of Doctrine, gives the reader some things to consider about proof-texting (compiling a list of texts to prove a point). To be sure, Vanhoozer certainly affirms that texts teach us doctrinal truth, but he says they do more than that. For now, note what he says about the dangers of… Continue reading Vanhoozer on Proof-texting
"Have you ever noticed that when publishers wish to create a comprehensive guide to a particular subject, they like to employ the term Bible in the title? The Quilting Bible, The Backpacker's Bible, even The Jeep Owner's Bible promise clear, practical down-to-earth guidance on everything and anything related to their particular subject. If you want… Continue reading Willimon on “The Wonderful Thickness of the Text”
I was researching several sources concerning the study of Scripture, and I came across this great quote by R.C. Sproul. It is said in a way only Sproul can say it. "The preponderance of boredom that people experience with the Bible came home to me several years ago when I was hired to teach the… Continue reading A Boring Bible?