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All articles & reviews tagged with scripture

Review

September 2021
Reviews > Book

For the Mouth of the Lord has Spoken: The doctrine of Scripture

Each generation needs a fresh appraisal of current understandings of the doctrine of Scripture, with warnings of dangerous human speculations. The author, who is New Testament Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, does this admirably, but at the same time presents a clear exposition of what the Bible is: God’s authoritative, inerrant Word.…

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Words to live by

In the late 19th century, researchers discovered a Latin letter signed by a W Tindalus, or William Tyndale, the famous translator who gave the English-speaking world its first vernacular Bible. The letter was written not long before his death and was addressed to an authority at the prison in Vilvoorde. The bitter cold and…

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June 2021
Articles

A walk with Mr O (3) Making Bible reading fruitful

Mr O, I’ve taken on board what you said about Bible reading being no substitute for church. Nonetheless you said that we could talk about ‘how our personal reading of God’s Word can be more fruitful’. Yes, I remember. Reading God’s Word for ourselves is a marvellous privilege. But I am going to stress…

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March 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Are paper Bibles better? How screens shape our reading

It was a gift from my parents back in 2001. For weeks I had waited, and there it was under the tree on Christmas Eve from Mom and Pop: a first-edition English Standard Version. My first new Bible after leaving home. It would be the first Bible that I would read from cover to…

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October 2020
Articles > Comment

Are we to be shaped by Scripture or culture?

Faithful are the wounds of a friend, says Scripture. It is in the spirit of friendship that this newspaper takes the unhappy step of raising concerns about recent online seminars broadcast by our friends in the Evangelical Movement of Wales. There were a number of seminars aimed at young adults, as part of AberLite,…

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September 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Hidden in the heart

We are repeatedly warned that modern technology is changing the way we think, the way we remember. Tech gurus tell us that no longer do we remember information, we remember where to find it. So, for example, rather than remembering the kings and queens of England, we remember the webpage (or kind of webpage,…

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March 2018
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

Did Jesus hold false beliefs?

It is becoming increasingly popular for theologians to accept the idea that Jesus, because of his human nature, erred in what he taught and believed about the Old Testament. Recently, well-known apologist William Lane Craig made some interesting comments on this issue, in response to a non-Christian’s question about Jesus’ belief in the historicity…

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