Tagged: Theology

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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Eight Types of Suffering

CT has a nice article entitled Reductionist Justice, in which the author discusses the error of Job’s friends, which was to reduce all suffering to God’s retributive justice for sin.  As the author notes, there are at least eight types of suffering described in the...

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Sabbath – Saturday or Sunday?

So, this past week, I received a free booklet in the mail from some cult that was trying to get me to request more information, and in the book, one of their pet doctrines was that we should be celebrating church on Saturday, rather than...

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Lessons Learned: Lunch with Thomas

Today, I had lunch with my favorite neofundamentalist pastor, Thomas.  Over lunch, we discussed some things, and I wanted to record some topics and insights that came up. Also, note that he and another Pastor are starting an online seminary called The Veritas School of...

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