Sola Scriptura’s Epistemological Problems (2 of 4)

A Response to David Roxas (2 of 4)  (1 of 4) Can Christianity Exist Apart From Oral Tradition? David Roxas asked: 1. Absent a body of oral tradition and the corpus of the church Fathers, which both developed over centuries and which the Fathers themselves did not have (Irenaus [sic] was not reading the Cappadocian Fathers nor was he celebrating the liturgy of Chrysostom) what is the source of Christian knowledge of God,…

Sola Scriptura’s Epistemological Problems (1 of 4)

  Response to¬†David Roxas (1 of 4) Robert Re your statement ‚ÄúThe fact is, imposing sola scriptura on the early Church Fathers IS a highly disputed matter, and does not hold up under scrutiny. Where is the supporting evidence?‚ÄĚ I have a question or two. 1. Absent a body of oral tradition and the corpus of the church Fathers, which both developed over centuries and which the Fathers themselves did not have‚Ķ

Response to James White (4 of 4)

    This article is the fourth¬†of a four part series in response to James White‚Äôs 13 April 2017 podcast: ‚ÄúCan a Consistent Eastern Orthodox Believer Be the Bible Answer Man?‚ÄĚ ¬†For my previous¬†responses, please see:¬†‚ÄúResponse to James White‚ÄĚ (1 of 4), (2 of 4) and (3 of 4). ¬†The purpose of these articles is not to defend Hank Hanegraaff, but to promote good reasoning and courteous interaction between Protestants and Orthodox.‚Ķ

Response to James White (3 of 4)

    This article is the third of a four part series in response to James White’s 13 April 2017 podcast: “Can a Consistent Eastern Orthodox Believer Be the Bible Answer Man?” ¬†For my previous¬†responses, please see:¬†“Response to James White” (1 of 4) and (2 of 4). ¬†The purpose of these articles is not to defend Hank Hanegraaff, but to promote good reasoning and courteous interaction between Protestants and Orthodox.   Why‚Ķ

Response to James White (2 of 4)

  This article is a continuation of “Response to James White – Part 1 of 4.” Loaded Words At the 2:55 mark, James White refers to sola fide and sola scriptura as ‚Äúfundamental beliefs.‚Ä̬† Here he uses a phrase filled with good feeling words.¬† This can lead the listener to think that these are basic beliefs held by all Christians universally from Day One.¬† This claim needs to be substantiated by historical‚Ķ

Response to James White (1 of 4)

  As I listened to James White‚Äôs 13 April 2017 podcast ‚ÄúCan a Consistent Eastern Orthodox Christian Be the Bible Answer Man?,‚ÄĚ I was struck by the numerous fallacies that so often mar Protestant critiques of Orthodoxy.¬† The quotes below are organized topically, not chronologically.¬† The intent here is to promote good reasoning and courteous interaction in Protestant-Orthodox dialogue. Please see my earlier posting: “How NOT to Do Anti-Orthodox Apologetics” for a‚Ķ

How The Reformation Continues To Fail

A Reply to Dr. Peter Leithart‚Äôs “How the Reformation Failed.” Reverend Leithart writes: The Reformers did not start out with a plan to establish separated churches. Their goal was¬†to reform the entire Latin church. In this they failed…. Some have charged that the Reformers were willing to split the church because they had little¬†interest in visible unity, but that is false. All the Reformers and all Protestant confessions stressed¬†the unity and catholicity‚Ķ