Episode 430: Andy Stanley has been the focus of controversy for several years due to his evolving views of Scripture. Recently, a clip from one of his sermons landed on Twitter and has sparked off a new wave of controversy. On this episode I play the clip and respond to it from the Scriptures (much to Stanley’s chagrin) in order to demonstrate the erroneous position he has assumed. Follow along in Acts 2, 17, & 1 Corinthians 15.
Tag Archives: Bible
All Scripture is God-breathed
Episode 428: Andy Stanley is the most recent example of the downgrade of Scripture with his insistence upon the resurrection above the Bible and claiming “the Bible says” is not an adequate answer in modern culture. But it is becoming a common occurrence for someone to say something like, “The Word of God is Jesus, not the Bible.” Or “the Bible never promised that the Bible was coming.” These & other claims are exposed in this episode as we take a deep dive into 2 Timothy 3.15-4.2, especially focusing on the phrase, “All Scripture is God-breathed” in verse 16.
Scripture & Responding to Assertions of “How We Got the Bible”
Episode 416: Recently, an article was published concerning “How We Got the Bible.” Having done some research on the subject, I decided to respond to the claims being made in that article. I start out with a run through 2 Timothy 3.16 for orientation. Then, I tackle the articles assertions paragraph. As will become evident, many assertions are made with no basis in reality, history, or, most importantly, Scripture.
Since I reference it, here is the bibliographic information on Beckwith’s book:
Beckwith, Roger. The Old Testament Canon of the New Testament Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1985.
Brueggemann & Beth Moore
Episode 415: Everybody’s favorite progressive theologian has written an article (see below) detailing how to read the Bible so that those practicing homosexual behavior are to be welcomed as faithful Christians. This reminded me of Beth Moore “conversion” a few years back (also see below). In this episode, I explore Brueggemann’s new hermeneutic and demonstrate how it is suspect at best. Also with comparisons to Beth Moore!
Walter Brueggemann & Bible Reading
Where is God in This Mess? – Evil & the Crucified God
Episode 407: If a death row inmate’s death even hints at being the tiniest bit painful – LAWSUIT! Contrast this with Jesus who endures the worst imaginable suffering and death. So how is there victory in the death of Jesus? Tune in as I walk through the trauma & torture of the Son of God & what His death teaches us about suffering.
Question of the Day: Is capital punishment biblical?
How We Got the Bible – Septuagint
Episode 395: One of the first, if not the first, Bible translations is also arguably the most important. The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) was translated into the Greek in approximately the 3rd century B.C. & is known as the Septuagint (LXX). What is the story behind this translation & why is it so important? Tune in as we explore the interesting story behind this important work.
“It’s a Miracle!” – Healing Malchus
Episode 394: I cannot imagine how incredibly painful it would be to have my ear cut off. But it happened to a man named Malchus when he came to arrest Jesus. And Jesus restored him to wholeness. What do we learn from this miracle? Tune in as I discuss this miracle & what it means for us.
Today in Church History: Alexander Campbell was born (1788)
Christianity Today Article about Campbell
Question of the Day: I have heard “spare the rod, spoil the child” means to spank children. I also heard it means to discipline them. Which is correct?
How We Got the Bible – Formation of the Old Testament
Episode 393: We continue the journey of how we got the Bible by exploring the formation of the Old Testament. What is the timeline for the writing of each book? How did these 39 books come together in a single volume? Tune in as I do my best to build the timeline & examine the process of canonization.
How We Got the Bible – Ancient Writing
Episode 390: The Bible is an ancient book written by people from long ago in ancient languages. What were the languages used by Moses, for example? And what kinds of materials were used in the writing process? Tune in as I explore these questions & take another step in the journey of how we today have the Bible.
How We Got the Bible – Inspiration of the Scriptures
Episode 387: There are several different theories about how God breathed out His word. The question is: How did God preserve the personality & style of each writer while ensuring that what was written was exactly what He wanted written? I explore the different theories & then provide what I believe concerning how God inspired His word.