Why So Many Denominations?

August 12, 2006

(By Phillip Johnson) 

“That they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me.” (John 17:21).

In a videotape titled “The Pope: The Holy Father,” Catholic apologist Scott Hahn claims the proliferation of Protestant denominations proves the Reformers’ principle of sola Scriptura is a huge mistake:

Do you suppose that Jesus would say, “Well, once I give the Church this infallible scripture, there really is no need anymore for infallible interpretations of scripture. The Church can hold together just with the infallible Bible.” Read the rest of this entry »


An Orthodox Generosity

August 11, 2006

(By Nathan Busenitz)

A Generous OrthodoxyOver the last week, I have been rereading much of Brian McLaren’s A Generous Orthodoxy. I have reviewed the book here before, so I won’t rehash all of my thoughts on it again.

The book (as I understand it in my own limited framework) essentially argues that orthodoxy (meaning a right opinion about doctrine) should be approached with great humility Read the rest of this entry »