Review: Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief by John M. Frame My rating: 4 of 5 stars When a systematic theology begins with a series of endorsements that are longer than certain other systematics, you…

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Sloganeering and Homosexual Marriage

Sloganeering is not generally a persuasive form of argument: “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!” Has any American across the cultural divide from conservative Christianity ever changed his mind after reading that…

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Ode to Moses

Preaching weekly through Genesis over the last year or so has given me a much deeper appreciation for the literary artistry of Moses. We’re in chapter 46, and I see better than ever that the…

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Loglan, Lojban, and Bible Interpretation

I thoroughly enjoyed Arika Okrent’s In the Land of Invented Languages. One of the stories that stuck with me was Okrent’s description of how the megalomaniacal inventor of the language “Loglan” thought he could come up with a…

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Moisés Silva on the Hermeneutical Spiral

Moisés Silva’s essay in Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics offers a somewhat startling thesis: “My theological system should tell me how to exegete.” (86) Many exegetes profess to come to the text…

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Another Example of Language Change in the Last 400 Years: Punctuation

Three minutes ago I discovered another passage I had been misreading for years because I always thought of it in 400-year-old KJV language: As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more…

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