In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Andreas J. Köstenberger, and Dr. Michael Kruger discuss the inerrancy of Scripture and encountering common challenges to the trustworthiness of the Gospels.
Welcome to the Table where we discuss issues of God and culture. And today our topic is the scripture, the inspiration of scripture and particularly issues that swirl around the concept of inerrancy and the trustworthiness and reliability, particularly of the New Testament. And I have two very distinguished guests and actually good friends online here over Skype. Mike Kruger and Andreas Kostenberger. I’m not sure I did the Germanic nature of that name much justice, but I did my best Andreas.
As you can see, they’re both with us on Skype because they’re in different locations. So, Andreas, why don’t you tell us where you are and what you do where you are?
All right, Darrell. Great to be with you and with you, Mike. I’m in Lake Forest, North Carolina. I am senior research professor here at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Very good. And Michael, you’re in yet another locale. Where are you? I know you’re a busy guy.
That’s right. I’m Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m about three hours away from Andreas right now. Wish we could do this together, but we’re in the same state. So I’m Reformed Theological Seminary, the Charlotte campus. And I’m a professor of New Testament here and also president of the campus.
Yeah, just happens to be president, you know. So well, I really do appreciate you guys joining us for this. And we’ll just dive straight in. And I’ll tell you – tell everyone kind of how this podcast came to be a topic we wanted to discuss. Over the last year there have been a series of blogs really around raising questions about inerrancy in one way or another. Pitched probably at a younger audience in many ways to discuss the nature of the scripture. Michael was watching this go one and wrote Andreas and me, among others, to participate in some responses to some of the issues that were raised. And so we did that. And in the midst of that, you know I raised the question, well, let’s not just do it on a blog. Let’s go ahead and talk about it with people and kind of work our way through the issue.
So, Michael, why don’t you fill that out and talk about how that happened and where people can find that information and then we’ll dive into the topic straightaway.
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