Tagged: Theology

Does God exist?

List Universe opened up comments on the question, Does God exist?  As you might imagine, much of what came out was fruitless haranguing, but it did provide a very useful list of links provided by unbelievers and believers as to why they do or don’t...

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Bart’s Problem: why do we suffer?

This past week on the radio interview show Fresh Air with Terry Gross, evangelical-scholar-turned-agnostic Bart Erhman talked about his new book, God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question–Why We Suffer.  Bart’s rejection of Christianity and the reliability of scripture is...

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Quote of the Day #002 – Love the sinner?

"Love the sinner, hate the sin." – Ghandi (+ Augustine + ???) This aphorism is probably a mix of two well known quotes: "Hate the sin and not the sinner" (Mohandas Gandhi’s 1929 autobiography) St. Augustine’s letter 211 (c. 424) contains the phrase Cum dilectione...

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Perspicuity and single meaning of scripture

From my hermeneutics class: Q: How is the doctrine of the perspicuity of Scripture related to the Hermeneutic principle of single meaning? My Answer: The principle of single meaning simplifies the task of the biblical interpreter by narrowing possible interpretations to one, and in so...

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Why hermeneutics matters

The following is an essay response I did for my hermeneutics class at Veritas Theological Seminary. “A person’s view of the Bible and how they seek to understand it will ultimately and inevitably determine their doctrine and their practice.” Do you agree or disagree? Explain...

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