Sola Scriptura Then and Now
Don Carson’s extended article is the read of the day. It helps to put the following articles in historical and theological perspective.
What is Sola Scriptura Protecting Us Against? More Than You Think
“Contrary to popular misunderstandings, it is not the belief that the Scriptures are the only authority. Christians have other legitimate authorities in their life (their elders, classical creeds, etc.), but only Scripture is an infallible authority…Sola Scriptura is designed simply to prevent these other authorities from ruling the Christian and to keep God’s Word rightly as our ultimate guide. Here are three examples of such authorities.”
Why Special Revelation Trumps General Revelation
“Both the general revelation of God (creation) and the special revelation of God (Scripture) are gifts for which we should be very thankful. However, because of the effects of sin on the mind of man (theologians call this the noetic effect of sin) and the rest of creation, we need special revelation to govern our interpretation of general revelation. Let me explain.”
14 Women of the Reformation That You Probably Never Knew About
“All too often, the textbooks focus solely on the men of the Reformation—Luther, Calvin, Cranmer, and others—and fail to take notice of the faithful women who served among, beside, and with the Reformers. These women were dedicated to the gospel of Jesus Christ, some to the point of martyrdom. Many of these women were well-educated, especially by the standard of their time. They read theology books, especially the Bible, and anything they could get their hands on from the reformers. Their inner circles of friends were part of long and frequent Bible studies. Most were wives and mothers. Some were also authors, apologists, ex-nuns, and queens. All were faithful servants of Jesus.”
Conversations through 95 Theses – Does Sufficiency Necessitate Competency?
“As a biblical counselor, I have no problem saying that Diane Langberg is more competent in counseling sexual abuse than I am, even though she is not a biblical counselor. As a movement, I believe we should be less averse (a.k.a. more humble) to making these kinds of acknowledgements.”
Fifteen Unusual Hospital Visits Experienced by Pastors
If that was all a bit heavy, have a laugh at these unusual visits pastors experienced.
How Leaders Accomplish More by Doing Less
“Leaders, do you ever feel like your workload is just too much? Is it difficult to know what to prioritize? As a leader you’ve probably gathered great experience in a variety of work. You can probably generate a lot of activity and knock out a lot of tasks. But are you accomplishing the right things? Are you trying to do it all? In this updated article, Matt Perman shares ways that you can accomplish more for your organization by doing less.”
My Dad narrates his lifelong battle with his alarm clock and points us to a spiritual lesson.
Preaching Christ in All of Scripture by Ed Clowney $2.99. You will love this wonderful book.