You don’t often hear this. In fact, I often hear the opposite, something like: “Bible Scholars stifle our faith;” “they only complicate the Bible so that the common person is confused;” “you don’t need to be a scholar to understand God;” and on and on. There’s some truth to this....
I’m currently at the Desiring God national conference in Minneapolis (MN), and I’m reminded once again that God enlists both our hearts and our minds for radical service in his kingdom. There’s been a growing anti-intellectualism in the Evangelical church. It’s been a disease that’s hindered the church for the...
Can you count the number of authors you agree with on every point of doctrine and practice? I can: zero. (Okay, put me down for One if we’re counting the Bible (or somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 if you want to count the inspired writers)—but I’m keeping this...
The Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology (SAET) asked Spencer MacCuish, our Academic Dean, to contribute to a blog debate on whether theological education belongs in the church or in traditional universities and seminaries. Spencer argues that theological education ought to happen in the context of the local...
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