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John R. Franke on Inerrancy: The Bible as Witness to Missional Plurality

Today is the fifth and final voice in our week-long discussion of biblical inerrancy. If you haven’t read the previous entries, here’s the ground we’ve covered so far: Al Mohler: Inerrancy is Critical to Understanding the Bible Peter Enns: Inerrancy Doesn’t Describe What the Bible Does

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Kevin J. Vanhoozer on the Dangers of Biblical Inerrancy Without Biblical Literacy

Yesterday, our discussion of biblical inerrancy featured an interesting argument by Michael Bird that centered on the presence of a thriving global church. Today’s perspective, by theologian and professor Kevin J. Vanhoozer, takes a nuanced approach to the topic. Well-Versed Inerrancy: On Literary Meaning, Literal Truth, and Literate Interpretation in the Economy of Biblical Discourse […]

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Michael Bird on Biblical Inerrancy: Is Inerrancy Needed Outside the U.S.?

So far in our exploration of different Christian views on biblical inerrancy, we’re heard from two commonly-held perspectives: that biblical inerrancy is necessary for a sound understanding of Scripture, and the countering view that insistence on inerrancy can actually impede that understanding. Today, we shift gears to hear from a very different perspective: that of […]

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The Inerrancy Debate, Part 2: Peter Enns on Biblical Inerrancy

This week, we’re walking through five different views on the question of biblical inerrancy, all of them drawn from the appropriately-named book Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy. Yesterday, we posted the perspective of Al Mohler, who believes that inerrancy is critical to a proper understanding of the Bible. Today, we turn to a very different […]

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Is the Bible Inerrant? Al Mohler on Biblical Inerrancy

Is the Bible true? Is the Bible inerrant (without error)? Are those the same thing? These are important questions that influence how we read and understand Scripture, and Christians have historically answered them in different ways. Last month, we liveblogged a friendly roundtable discussion between five Christian thinkers and leaders, each of them with a […]

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5 Views on Biblical Inerrancy (A Live Discussion from ETS)

We live-blogged the session on 5 Views on Biblical Inerrancy this morning, which took place at the 65th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in Baltimore, MD. The panel featured R. Albert Mohler,  Peter Enns, Michael F. Bird, a video from Kevin J. Vanhoozer, and John R. Franke, who are contributors to a new book […]

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Biblical Inerrancy Live-blogging Tomorrow!

Don’t forget: starting tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 8:30am EST, we’ll be live-blogging the Biblical inerrancy panel discussion at the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) conference! “Biblical inerrancy” is a term that encompasses a lot of important questions about the Bible—questions about its accuracy, reliability, and trustworthiness. These are questions that every Christian should ask, and we […]

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Perspectives on Biblical Inerrancy: Live-blogging the ETS Inerrancy Discussion

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…. — 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV) What does it mean to profess that the Bible is “God-breathed”? Does it mean the Bible is “true” and “perfect”—and if so, what do those words mean in this sense? Does it mean the Bible […]

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Ask Bible Scholar Peter Enns Anything

Do you have tough questions about the Bible? (Who doesn’t?) Bible scholar Peter Enns is well known for talking honestly and insightfully about the doubts, problems, and questions that occur to many readers of the Bible as they explore Scripture. His latest book, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable […]

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Taking God at His Word: An Interview with Kevin DeYoung

The Bible stands at the heart of the Christian faith, but people disagree about its nature and authority. Can we trust the Bible completely? Can a book written so long ago be relevant to the demanding challenges of the 21st century? Rev. Kevin DeYoung (@RevKevDeYoung) is senior pastor at University Reformed Church (RCA) in East […]

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