The Danger(s) of Biblicism

(This is a re-post from June 2017) Biblicism is a problem in conservative Christian churches today.  By "biblicism" I mean an over-rigid adherence to certain Bible texts or teachings at the expense of context and other biblical teachings.  Biblicism is a cousin of legalism since both are often quite rigid, demanding, and unforgiving.  Some examples… Continue reading The Danger(s) of Biblicism

The Danger of Biblicism

Biblicism is a problem in the conservative Christian church today.  By "biblicism" I mean an over-rigid adherence to certain Bible texts or teachings at the expense of context and other biblical teachings.  Biblicism is a cousin of legalism since both are often quite rigid, demanding, and unforgiving.  Some examples of biblicism would be an inflexible… Continue reading The Danger of Biblicism

Tradition As Servant, Not Master

I appreciate how Terry Johnson talks about tradition in his chapter on sola Scriptura (from his book, The Case for Traditional Protestantism).  It is important to remember that solo Scriptura (by Scripture alone) doesn’t mean we do not value or honor tradition at all.  Rather, it means that tradition is a useful servant, but not… Continue reading Tradition As Servant, Not Master

Singing The Psalms

  We live in a time in which many (most?) churches in the U.S. sing "lite" praise songs with very little theological significance.  I believe this is one reason why these churches have lost their theological footing and are now sailing in the cultural breezes like a kite.  If you sing lite praise songs with fluffy theology, you start… Continue reading Singing The Psalms