The Proclivities of James White (Part 2)

Two days ago I began laying out the proclivities of James White while in a debate setting with fellow Christians. In that post I offered 15 and in this post I will offer an additional 15. Again, the purpose of sharing this list of JW proclivities is to help prepare any other Christian who wouldContinue reading “The Proclivities of James White (Part 2)”

James White Tries Damage Control with More Birdie Arguments

I was planning on sharing some of my debate notes with you all today and specifically 31 proclivities which JW seems to manifest when talking about the Text and Version debate. But instead, it seems that JW went back to his rabbit hole [i.e., the Dividing Line] yesterday where he and his birdie arguments areContinue reading “James White Tries Damage Control with More Birdie Arguments”

Mark Ward, False Friends, and a Plea to Undo the Renaissance

What happens if we broaden Mark Ward’s “False Friends” rhetoric and apply it to the richness of the Great Tradition of the West? Let’s take a look at some of the great literary works of the West and see if Ward’s rhetoric would apply. Below are random selections from a randomly chosen page in theirContinue reading “Mark Ward, False Friends, and a Plea to Undo the Renaissance”

Ward Stops Interacting with Confessional Bibliology by Interacting with Confessional Bibliology

In the aftermath of the Textual Confidence Collective debacle, Dr. Mark Ward thought it best to shoot a video declaring that he is done engaging Confessional Bibliology because he considers our side, for the most part, too rancorous. He then goes on to engage Confessional Bibliology, to share his thoughts on the problems of ConfessionalContinue reading “Ward Stops Interacting with Confessional Bibliology by Interacting with Confessional Bibliology”

Tommy Wasserman Uses Kid Gloves When Dealing With Bart Ehrman

This week I was over at EvangelicalTextualCriticism.Blogspot.com to read a brief abstract about the possible later dating of Sinaiticus and a call for radio-carbon dating of said manuscript. It was a short article and so I wandered down into the comments and there I found the patient and measured responses of Tommy Wasserman, a professorContinue reading “Tommy Wasserman Uses Kid Gloves When Dealing With Bart Ehrman”

A Recent FB Discussion That Ends with Questioning the Content of the Canon

Usually when an episode of the Textual Confidence Collective drops the Facebook groups I am apart of start to light up with all kinds of comment traffic. This last Monday was no different. I was late to this one tread but I thought I would employ the method I proposed in yesterday’s post. What followsContinue reading “A Recent FB Discussion That Ends with Questioning the Content of the Canon”

The Textual Confidence Collective Closes Up Shop

We have finally come to the last episode of the Textual Confidence Collective [TCC]. This episode was about 30% shorter than all the others. The bulk of the conversation took place around things each member was thankful for, what they appreciated most about their own podcast, and books they recommended for further study. I wasContinue reading “The Textual Confidence Collective Closes Up Shop”

Does Modern Evangelical Textual Criticism Count as Liberal Theology? We Affirm.

While perusing FB I came across an article from Christianity Today entitled A Neoconservative’s Plea to Those Leaving Conservative Churches. This article is a book review of Roger Olsen’s Against Liberal Theology: Putting the Breaks on Progressive Christianity. Olsen focus of attention is on “exvangelicals” or those who “grew up in fundamentalist churches, found themContinue reading “Does Modern Evangelical Textual Criticism Count as Liberal Theology? We Affirm.”

The Textual Confidence Collective: Having Confidence in Everything But Scripture

Today we have arrived at the penultimate episode of the Textual Confidence Collective [TCC] – Episode 6: This Pious Labor. At the beginning I had much higher hopes until around Episode 3 when it dawned on me that the whole thing was probably going to be an If-You’re-On-Our-Team-You’ll-Like-It-If-Not-Ya-Wont kind of affair. Once I had recalibratedContinue reading “The Textual Confidence Collective: Having Confidence in Everything But Scripture”