Church Authority Scripture

 I appreciate how William Perkins (d. 1602) discussed church, Scripture, and authority in his book on preaching, The Art of Prophesying.  Here are a few different but related quotes. “The church can bear witness to the canon of Scripture, but it cannot inwardly persuade us of its authority.  If that were so the voice of… Continue reading Church Authority Scripture

Scripture and Tradition

 I was talking to a friend of mine who has some roots in and appreciation for the Anglican church.  We got to talking about the role of tradition in the Christian life, and both of us agreed that tradition rightly understood is a strength of historic Christian churches (i.e. ordered liturgy, prayers, creeds, calendars, etc.).  This,… Continue reading Scripture and Tradition