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Extracurricular Activities 2.7.15 — The Trinity, NT Papyrus, and the Crusades
In the most recent issues of JETS is a review by Jeffrey A. Stivason of my Evangelical Theology. Its quite a fair review, with a bit of push back, and some nice points of affirmation as well. Stivason claims that because I am reluctant – unlike B.B. Warfield – to find an explicit Trinitarian affirmation in the NT, that I thereby “weaken rather than strengthen this fundamental doctrine among evangelicals” and contribute to a belief that the Trinity is “the most abstract and impractical of all Christian doctrines.”
Let me say that I believe that the Trinity is “biblical”…
A papyrus witness to the Greek New Testament has been discovered in the Cadbury Research Library of the University of Birmingham.
Following an initial visit last year,…
The Resurrection Has Consequences — An Excerpt from “Evangelical Theology” by Michael Bird
We do not merely preach a crucified Christ; we preach a risen crucified Christ whom God has exalted to the highest place. Because as Michael Bird reminds us in his new book Evangelical Theology, the cross and resurrection form an indissoluble unity.
"The cross without the resurrection is just martyrdom…Conversely the resurrection without the cross is a miraculous intrusion into history, a redemptive-historical enigma, and a paranormal freak show with indeterminable significance." (436)
But what does the resurrection actually mean?
The resurrection “is not simply an amazing fact that God brings dead people to life. It has a host of consequences.” (447) Today Michael Bird reminds us what those consequences are, particularly for our resurrection-inspired Kingdom ministries—whether in a church or a classroom.
-Jeremy Bouma, Th.M. (@bouma)
Evangelical Theology Blog Tour Round-Up
At the end of October we gave away a number of Michael Bird's new systematic theology book, Evangelical Theology. Reviews are in, and you'll find them below.
Evangelical Theology represents everything Bird himself was searching for in a theology textbook. What's unique about this systematic theology volume is that it's been crafted from the perspective of a biblical scholar with the guiding conviction that the center, boundaries, and "interpretive glue" of the evangelical faith is the evangel, the gospel—as opposed to doctrines like justification by faith or inerrancy.
What is the Theological Sausage Maker 3000? Michael Bird Explains
Does the name Ron Popeil mean anything to you? How about the Veg-o-Matic or the Chop-o-Matic? The Pocket Fisherman anyone? Popeil is an American inventor and marketing personality best known for his appearances in infomercials selling handy home contraptions. While it wasn't part of his gadgetry line-up, the Theological Sausage Maker 3000 should have been.
Surely you've head of the Theological Sausage Maker 3000 before. Michael Bird introduces us to this gadget that's often used by evangelicals in his new Evangelical Theology book. As Bird explains in the video below, "Theological Sausage Maker 3000 is the default setting that many evangelicals have for doing theology," which as he says in the book "amounts to a type of naive biblicism." (77)