Is it possible for one to know all there is to know about theology by just reading the Bible for themselves? Join Andrew, Alastair, and Derek as they deal with the idea of Biblicism and balance between isolated readings of scripture and implicit faith in church traditions.
Intro + the meaning of biblicism [0:00 - 2:30]
The difference between being “biblical” and being a “biblicist” [2:30 - 6:00]
Differences between biblicism in the popular and academic areas [6:00 - 9:25]
Alastair gives even more examples of biblicism [9:25 - 12:35]
The difference between what someone like Martin Luther did with the Bible and what folks mistakenly do today [12:35 - 15:17]
The arrogance of being anti-historical and the humility of orthodoxy [15:17 - 17:55]
Alastair drops a “bombshell” interpretation of the Bereans in Acts 17 [17:55 - 18:45]
What happens when we disagree with historical interpretations of texts/doctrines [18:45 - 21:50]
How to deduce from the text and evaluate history [21:50 - 27:15]
Why a surface level reading of the text inhibits biblical meaning + Conclusion [27:15 - 34:01]
Caleb Wait (MATS, Westminster Seminary California) is a writer and the producer of Mere Fidelity. He and his wife Kristin have two children and live in Northern California. You can follow him on Twitter @calebwait and he invites you to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.