Does the Bible Ever Get it Wrong? Facing Scripture’s Difficult Passages (#5): John Currid

John Currid

In a prior post (see here), I announced a new blog series designed to address problematic passage in the Bible.  This new series will feature guest posts from other evangelical scholars and is largely a response to the series by Peter Enns’ entitled, “Aha moments: biblical scholars tell their stories.”

The contributor for this installment is my friend and colleague John Currid (Ph.D., University of Chicago). John is the Carl W. McMurray Professor of Old Testament here at RTS Charlotte and the Project Director of the Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel (1995-present).  He is the author numerous books including, Against the Gods (Crossway, 2013); Doing Archaeology in

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By Faith Magazine Highlights the RTS Charlotte Counseling Program

By Faith

In the most recent issue of By Faith, the magazine of the PCA, there is an article on the new RTS Charlotte counseling program.  The article includes a brief interview with me about the need for, and the distinctives of, the Charlotte program.  The article is only in print version (so far), but I have included a scanned pdf of it here.

The article highlights a key part of RTS Charlotte’s approach, namely that we see counseling as part of the “ministry of the word.”   The By Faith article quotes me in this regard: “Whereas preaching is the public ministry of the Word, counseling can be understood as …

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Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus Bernie Lawrence

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One of the unique features of seminary is that, unlike undergraduate programs, it attracts students from a wide range of life stages.  Some of our students are right out of college, others are second career folks, and still others have already been in ministry for many years.

The next installment in our Where Are They Now? focuses on a graduate in this last category. Bernie Lawrence (class of 2010) did not acquire his seminary degree before entering into ministry, but after he had already been in ministry for a long time.  Thus, his degree functioned a little differently.  It honed, shaped, and improved a skill set that was already there.…

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Does the Bible Ever Get it Wrong? Facing Scripture’s Difficult Passages (#4): Andreas Köstenberger

Andreas Köstenberger

In a prior post (see here), I announced a new blog series designed to address problematic passage in the Bible.  This new series will feature guest posts from other evangelical scholars and is largely a response to the series by Peter Enns’ entitled, “Aha moments: biblical scholars tell their stories.”

The contributor for this installment is my friend Andreas Köstenberger (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School).  Andreas is the Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the author of numerous books.  A few notables are:  A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters, John (Baker Exegetical Commentary), and The Heresy

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