Why Philosophy Matters for Christians

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Why Philosophy Matters for Christians

by Vern S. Poythress [Originally published at http://www.crossway.org/blog/2014/10/why-philosophy-matters-for-christians/, Oct. 7, 2014. Used with permission.]   Answering the Big Questions To many people, the mention of “philosophy” brings up an image of gray-haired intellectuals endlessly debating irrelevancies. There is some truth in this image, especially the part about the endless debate. But philosophy matters for Christians because many of the debates are about the “big questions” of human existence. Does...

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Dispensing with Merely Human Meaning: Gains and Losses from Focusing on the Human Author, Illustrated by Zephaniah 1:2-3

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Dispensing with Merely Human Meaning: Gains and Losses from Focusing on the Human Author, Illustrated by Zephaniah 1:2-3

by Vern S. Poythress [Originally published in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 57/3 (2014): 481-499. Used with permission.] Dispensing with Merely Human Meaning: Gains and Losses from Focusing on the Human Author, Illustrated by Zephaniah 1:2-3 (pdf)

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Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events (PDF)

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Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events (PDF)

by Vern S. Poythress [Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probabiliy and Random Events. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. 2o14. Used with permission.] Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events...

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Interview with Vern Poythress, author of INERRANCY AND WORLDVIEW, part 2

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Blog, Culture, Doctrine of Scripture, Inerrancy, Interviews, Poythress Articles | Comments Off

Interview with Vern Poythress, author of INERRANCY AND WORLDVIEW, part 2

["Interview with Vern Poythress, Author of Inerrancy and Worldview, Part 2," Books at a Glance, posted June 4, 2014, http://booksataglance.com/author-interviews/interview-with-vern-poythress-author-of-inerrancy-and-worldview-part-2. Used with permission.] Published on June 4, 2014 Interview with Vern Poythress about his Inerrancy and Worldview, Part 2 Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible Vern Poythress Crossway, 2012 272 pp. Today we conclude our interview with Dr. Vern Poythress of Westminster Theological...

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Interview with Vern Poythress, author of INERRANCY AND WORLDVIEW, Part 1

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Blog, Culture, Doctrine of Scripture, Inerrancy, Interviews, Poythress Articles | Comments Off

Interview with Vern Poythress, author of INERRANCY AND WORLDVIEW, Part 1

["Interview with Vern Poythress, Author of Inerrancy and Worldview, Part 1," Books at a Glance, posted June 3, 2014, http://booksataglance.com/author-interviews/interview-with-vern-poythress-author-of-inerrancy-and-worldview-part-1. Used with permission.] Published on June 3, 2014 Interview with Vern Poythress, Inerrancy and Worldview, Part 1 Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible Vern Poythress Crossway, 2012 272 pp. Vern Sheridan Poythress (PhD, Harvard University; ThD, University of Stellenbosch) is...

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Keyboard Entry of Polytonic Greek and Biblical Hebrew in GNU/Linux (2014)

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Keyboard Entry of Polytonic Greek and Biblical Hebrew in GNU/Linux (2014)

by Vern S. Poythress June, 2014 I am a biblical scholar who writes in English, but who also needs to be able to type Greek and Hebrew into a word processor. I am offering these informal notes concerning my own experience developing keyboard entry for Greek and Hebrew in GNU/linux. I wrote up my notes in 2007, and updated them in Jan., 2011. But I find that things have changed since then. So I am writing a new set of instructions below to apply to more recent linux systems. Modern Greek and modern (unpointed) Hebrew can already be entered...

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Why Is Science Possible?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Blog, Poythress Articles, Science | Comments Off

Why Is Science Possible?

by Vern S. Poythress ["Why Is Science Possible?," in Faith & Science Conference: Genesis & Genetics: Proceedings of the 2014 Faith & Science Conference, ed. David R. Bundrick and Steve Badger (Springfield, MO: Logion, 2014), 15-22. Used with permission.] Why Is Science...

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A Misunderstanding of Calvin’s Interpretation of Genesis 1:6-8 and 1:5 and its Implications for ideas of Accommodation

Posted by on Jun 14, 2014 in Blog, Creation, Doctrine of Scripture, Poythress Articles, Reformed Theology | Comments Off

A Misunderstanding of Calvin’s Interpretation of Genesis 1:6-8 and 1:5 and its Implications for ideas of Accommodation

by Vern S. Poythress [This article was originally published as Vern S. Poythress, "A Misunderstanding of Calvin's Interpretation of Genesis 1:6-8 and 1:5 and its Implications for ideas of Accommodation," Westminster Theological Journal 76/1 (2014): 157-166. Used with permission.] A Misunderstanding of Calvin’s Interpretation of Genesis 1:6-8 and 1:5 and its Implications for ideas of Accommodation...

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Rethinking Accommodation in Revelation

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Rethinking Accommodation in Revelation

by Vern S. Poythress [This article was originally published as Vern S. Poythress, "Rethinking Accommodation in Revelation," Westminster Theological Journal 76/1 (2014): 143-156. Used with permission.] Rethinking Accommodation in Revelation...

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Of God and Slot Machines: An Interview with Vern Poythress

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Blog, Chance, Decrees of God, Doctrine of God, Poythress Articles | Comments Off

Of God and Slot Machines: An Interview with Vern Poythress

["Of God and Slot Machines: An Interview with Vern Poythress," by Matthew Claridge, Credo Magazine, originally posted on June 10, 2014, at http://www.credomag.com/2014/06/10/of-god-and-slot-machines-an-interview-with-vern-poythress/. Used with permission.]   Of God and Slot Machines: An Interview with Vern Poythress by Matthew Claridge Vern Poythress has published a new book entitled, Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events. Poythress is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at...

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