Fundamentalism and Interpretation (Vanhoozer)

Vanhoozer I have always been skeptical and uneasy about a fundamentalist method of interpreting Scripture. Although I have several other reasons for my unease, one worth mentioning is Kevin Vanhoozer's helpful critique of the fundamentliast hermeneutic in Is There a Meaning in This Text? Below are a few excerpts. Though fundamentalists cry "back to the texts themselves!" In reality they tend… Continue reading Fundamentalism and Interpretation (Vanhoozer)

The Religious Fundamentalism of Evolution/Darwinism (Johnson)

 (This is a re-blog from July, 2012) I’ve heard about Phillip Johnson’s book, Darwin on Trial, but until recently I haven’t read it.  And I’m very glad I finally did. This book does not deal with superficial issues.  It gets right to the heart of the matter by examining the logic, presuppositions, and religious aspects… Continue reading The Religious Fundamentalism of Evolution/Darwinism (Johnson)

Five Evangelical Protestant Ironies

In his excellent book critiquing evangelicalism’s relationship to modernity (Dining with the Devil), Os Guinness lists five ironies about the condition of Protestant evangelicalism in America.  They are short, but sweet.  If you want the larger context, you’ll have to get the book – he explains these five points throughout the book in a most… Continue reading Five Evangelical Protestant Ironies

KJV-Onlyism and the Quest for Certainty

One major desire of many KJV-Only groups is the desire for absolute certainty when it comes to Bible translation.  James White calls it “the argument for certainty” and says that it is “the glue that holds…KJV-Onlyism together.”  Many KJV-Only groups say that we must have absolute certainty in Bible translation; the KJV is the perfect… Continue reading KJV-Onlyism and the Quest for Certainty

The Two-Book Fallacy? (Or Barth and Fundamentalism Together!)

Someone recently pointed out an article to me on the topic of creation and Scripture called “The Two-Book Fallacy” by Jason Lisle, a director at the Institute for Creation Research.  In the article, Lisle very clearly and very firmly says that the Reformation teaching of God’s “two-books” is fallacious and unbiblical. In other words, Lisle… Continue reading The Two-Book Fallacy? (Or Barth and Fundamentalism Together!)