Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Revelation

Building the Minister’s Library: The Study of Theology
John G. Bales

The study of theology is complex and elicits many questions. What is theology? What are its major approaches? What are the various disciplines within theology? If there is more than one discipline within theology, how are the various disciplines integrated? Where does the study of the Bible fit within this broad subject? What is the relationship between historical theology and systematic theology? These are just a few of the perennial questions related to the study of theology.

 
 
8 / 15 / 2011
 
 
E. J. Young on the Importance of Knowing Hebrew and Greek
VFT

E. J. Young (1907-68), Professor of Old Testament and founding faculty member at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, once wrote the following about the importance of knowing the biblical languages

 
 
 
Jesus or Duane Allman on a Walmart Receipt?
VFT

A recent story appeared on the web about an image of "Jesus" appearing on a Walmart receipt. You can find the story and image here. No one wants to question the sincerity of the couple who believe God blessed them. But is it impolite to ask the question, How do they know it's Jesus?

 
 
 
Building the Minister’s Library: Apologetics
John G. Bales

No sooner after worship on the Lord’s Day do we leave our sanctuaries that we find ourselves rubbing shoulders with unbelievers who may ask us for the reason of the hope that lies within us. Others (sometimes believers) may challenge our basic, orthodox beliefs. Are we as church leaders prepared to offer biblical responses? Are God’s people equipped to give proper answers?

 
 
 
Book Review: The Word of God for the People of God by J. Todd Billings
VFT

In The Word of God for the People of God, J. Todd Billings provides a grounded and carefully argued case for the importance of a theological interpretation of Scripture. With the breakdown of the Enlightenment and the myth of the autonomous interpreter, Billings asserts that all readers come to texts with assumptions and their own preunderstandings.