Response to Michael Horton

Response to Michael Horton — Are Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism Compatible? ¬† NO   In this blog posting I will be responding to Pastor Michael Horton’s chapter in Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism¬†“Are Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism Compatible? ¬† NO.” Pastor Michael Horton is a prominent leader among Reformed Christians.¬† His position is that Eastern Orthodoxy and the Reformed faith are¬†incompatible. Horton divides his essay into two parts: Range of‚Ķ

Contra Sola Scriptura (Part 4 of 4)

Protestantism’s Fatal Genetic Flaw: ¬†Sola Scriptura and Protestantism’s Hermeneutical Chaos ¬† During the 1960s a book Double Helix came out that described Francis Crick and James Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure that made up DNA.¬† This was a landmark discovery for it enabled scientists to understand how living organisms were able to replicate themselves from generation to generation.¬† DNA functioned as a unique blueprint for each human being: a set‚Ķ

Response to Robin Phillips’ “Questions About Sola Scriptura”

On April 29, 2011, Robin Phillips posted: “Questions About Sola Scriptura” on his blog: Robin’s Readings and Reflections. ¬†What is so striking about Phillips’ comments is that he brings to light the internal inconsistencies within sola scriptura.¬† This presents an opportunity to show that Orthodoxy provides a more coherent and compelling alternative. ¬†I would like to thank him for inviting me to respond to his blog posting. ¬† Synopsis of Robin Phillips’‚Ķ

Contra Sola Scriptura (Part 3 of 4)

Where Does Sola Scriptura Come From?¬†The Humanist Origins of the Protestant Reformation   Evangelicalism is facing a crisis as growing numbers of Evangelicals convert to Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodoxy.¬† One reason is the crisis of sola scriptura — Scripture alone.¬† Scott Hahn, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and later a professor at a small Presbyterian seminary, tells the story how he was floored by the question: “Professor, where does the‚Ķ

Contra Sola Scriptura (Part 2 of 4)

IF NOT SOLA SCRIPTURA¬†THEN WHAT? The Biblical Basis for Holy Tradition Note: This posting is based upon a paper I wrote in 2001.¬† It was written to a broad audience: conservative Protestants and Evangelicals.¬† All Scripture citations are from the NIV, unless noted otherwise. Sola scriptura “the Bible alone” — one of the foundational tenets of Protestantism — is undergoing serious challenge in recent times as growing numbers of Evangelicals abandon this‚Ķ

Contra Sola Scriptura (1 of 4)

Book Review: The Shape of Sola Scriptura. By Keith A. Mathison. ¬†(2001) Keith Mathison’s book The Shape of Sola Scriptura is an apologia for the classic Protestant dogma of sola scriptura (the Bible alone).¬† The book is timely because in recent years a growing number of Protestants have become Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox.¬† Many of these former Protestants left because of a theological crisis, including the loss of confidence in sola‚Ķ