Thomas R. Schreiner
— How should we interpret the passages in 1 Corinthians 11 about women cutting their hair? — Should teaching be the primary function of every pastor/elder?
Calvin summarizes well the Protestant doctrine of imputation, a doctrine which has continued to be a great comfort and strength for believers and for those who are heirs of the Reformation.
Given the cultural climate in the United States, it’s surprising to see how positively Paul speaks about being single.
Conversion is foundational and fundamental to the story, since only those who are converted will enjoy the new creation.
The history of Israel reveals that the new creation and the new exodus would not be enjoyed apart from the forgiveness of sins and a circumcised heart.
Women are prohibited from teaching men and from exercising authority over them, and therefore it follows that they must not serve as elders.
Why is biblical theology essential for pastoral ministry? How do you do it? Find out in this roundtable discussion with Michael Lawrence, Tom Schreiner, and Jonathan Leeman.
We can be grateful for some of the themes sounded in this book. Still, the lack of urgency about our need to repent and believe in the gospel is a blind-spot in Wright.
Wright appeals to many because he is brilliant and fascinating, and some of what he says is helpful. But his failure to emphasize the centrality of the gospel is troubling.
A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum:
What lessons have you learned the hard way in selecting elders?
God regenerates us and then we believe, and hence regeneration precedes our conversion.
We may say that Scripture is God’s inerrant word, yet still fail to proclaim it seriously from our pulpits.