NWA10 – Wayne Grudem on Scripture

There is no more foundational subject than the doctrine of Scripture.  All the current theological arguments that are causing such disruption in the Church today stem from a lack of confidence in the authority of Scripture. There is no systematic teacher of God's word who I would rather hear on the subject of why we can trust the Bible. To see a marquee rammed full of people of all ages gathering to listen to Wayne Grudem as he endeavored to increase our confidence in God's Word was … [Read more...]

Wayne Grudem’s Thoughts on Bible Translation

This is a classic quote from Grudem about why he prefers essentially literal translations (sometimes called word-for-word)  over the so-called dynamic equivalent (sometimes called idea for idea) For more about Bible translation see my interview with the ESV Bible translators:“I cannot teach theology or ethics from a dynamic equivalent Bible. I tried the NIV for one semester, and I gave it up after a few weeks. Time and again I would try to use a verse to make a point and find that the specific … [Read more...]

Wendy Virgo on Conferences and Influentual Women

Wendy Virgo from Adrian Warnock on Vimeo.Wendy is married to Terry Virgo, the leader of Newfrontiers. We spoke about what it's like traveling with Terry to hear him speaking about grace many times, about conferences, her impression of New Word Alive, about the Brighton Newfrontiers Conference, about Mark Driscoll and Wayne Grudem, and about her new book, "Influential Women." I wrote a summary of the interview for the on site paper which Terry has posted on his blog. … [Read more...]

User Video of New ESV Study Bible

My buddy Mike shared this video of his new ESV Study Bible. Enjoy.Brand Spanking New ESV Study Bible from Mike Anderson on Vimeo.You can purchase an ESV Study Bible online. … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 7 and 8

The 8th post popular post on my blog at the moment is the summary of my interview with Wayne Grudem.At number 7 is my post defining "What is a Reformed Charismatic?" Don't miss two closely related posts — "Wanted - 1000 Reformed Charismatic Churches" and "I Don't Want Balance, I Want It All." … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 21 and 22

The 22nd most popular post is a summary post reporting on a debate over baptism and church membership between some of the "big guns" in theology, carried out online. When you realize both John Piper and Wayne Grudem have changed their positions on something, it's certainly worth a listen.The 21st most popular post is a link to the most popular blond joke in the world. Make sure you follow this one and find that joke—you won't be disappointed!! … [Read more...]

Stealing From Wayne Grudem

In connection with a post I wrote last week entitled—Has Wayne Grudem Been the Victim of Internet Pirates?—I can now confirm that the website offering a free electronic copy of his Systematic Theology is indeed theft.Many bloggers were taken in by this scam. Although I was always suspicious of the site because of its numbers-only URL, I can see how easily bloggers could have innocently passed along such a link. Most have already removed their links. If you are a blogger and have yet to take it do … [Read more...]

Has Wayne Grudem Been the Victim of Internet Pirates?

A number of bloggers have been mentioning that Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology is online for free. I felt it was a bit suspicious, however, because of the web address that was being shared—it contained only numbers, i.e. in this type of format— That is generally not a good sign in a web address. I have deliberately NOT linked to that new site for the following reason:I have made some inquiries with IVP, the UK publisher, and their initial response is that they … [Read more...]

My Most Read Blog Post Of All Time – My Interview With Mark Driscoll

Today I can finally reveal that No. 1 on the list of most-read posts on this blog appeared on April 2, 2006, and was my interview with Mark Driscoll, the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington.Thanks to my friends at Crossway, a free copy of Mark Driscoll's new book, Vintage Jesus, will be winging its way to Vince, who e-mailed the correct answer, Hugh, who blogged it, Terry B, who guessed wrong, and Craig who deserves a prize for persistence.Back in April 2006, I had only recently … [Read more...]

4th Most Read Post – Sam Storms, John Piper, and John Bunyan Versus Wayne Grudem, Al Mohler, and Mark Dever

No. 4 on the list of most-read posts on this blog appeared on August 21, 2007, and was one in a series of posts that catalogued a major debate about baptism and church membership which took place online between such theological heavyweights as John Piper, Sam Storms, Wayne Grudem, Lig Duncan, and Mark Dever.The posts listed below were all so popular they could have made the top 30 in their own right. It's worth reading all of them: The Pipers Respond to Dever in the Baptism DebateWayne Grudem … [Read more...]