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Inerrancy and the Gospels: A God-Centered Approach to the Challenges of Harmonization

Inerrancy and the Gospels: A God-Centered Approach to the Challenges of Harmonization

by Vern S. Poythress

<p>Serious Bible readers all recognize that there are differences between accounts of the same events in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and no responsible reader can simply sweep these differences under the rug. But can all of the accounts still be reconciled with a belief in biblical inerrancy?</p> <p>Responding to the questions surroundin… Read more…

Redeeming Philosophy: A God-Centered Approach to the Big Questions

Redeeming Philosophy: A God-Centered Approach to the Big Questions

by Vern S. Poythress

<p><strong>Who am I? Why am I here? Where do I find meaning?</strong></p> <p><span>Life is full of big questions. The study of philosophy seeks answers to such questions. In his latest book, prolific author Vern Poythress investigates the foundations and limitations of Western philosophy, sketching a distinctly Christian a… Read more…

Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible

Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible

by Vern S. Poythress

<p>Though the Bible presents a personal and relational God, popular modern worldviews portray an impersonal divine force in a purely material world. Readers influenced by this competing worldview hold assumptions about fundamental issues&mdash;like the nature of humanity, evil, and the purpose of life&mdash;that present profound obstacles to un… Read more…

Redeeming Sociology: A God-Centered Approach

Redeeming Sociology: A God-Centered Approach

by Vern S. Poythress

<p>Interpersonal relationships are possible for humans because we are created in the image of a Trinitarian God. But if the Trinity is our model for relationships, why is the human condition rife with pain and evil? How are we to think correctly about fallen human relationships and our models for understanding them?&nbsp;</p><p><em&g… Read more…

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Bible Well

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Bible Well

by Wayne Grudem, Paul R. House, Vern S. Poythress, C. John Collins, Darrell L. Bock, Thomas R. Schreiner, Gordon Wenham, Dennis E. Johnson, David Chapman, David M. HowardJr., John DelHousaye, David Reimer and J. Julius ScottJr.

<p>How <em>do I</em> get more <em>out of</em> my Bible reading?</p> <p>What <em>was</em> going <em>on during</em> the gap <em>between the</em> Old <em>and</em> New Testaments?</p> <p>How <em>do</em> all the books <em>of the</em> Bible… Read more…

Redeeming Mathematics: A God-Centered Approach

Redeeming Mathematics: A God-Centered Approach

by Vern S. Poythress

<p><span>What does God have to do with mathematics? </span></p> <p><span>Everything.</span></p> <p><span>In this book, Vern Poythress argues that the harmony of abstract mathematical truths, the physical world of things, and the personal world of our thinking depends on the existence of the Christia… Read more…

Translating Truth (Foreword by J.I. Packer): The Case for Essentially Literal Bible Translation

Translating Truth (Foreword by J.I. Packer): The Case for Essentially Literal Bible Translation

by Leland Ryken, J. I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, Vern S. Poythress, C. John Collins and Bruce Winter

<p><strong>Which translation do I choose?</strong></p> <p>In an age when there is a wide choice of English Bible translations, the issues involved in Bible translating are steadily gaining interest. Consumers often wonder what separates one Bible version from another.</p> <p>The contributors to this book argue that t… Read more…

Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible's Origin, Reliability, and Meaning

Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible's Origin, Reliability, and Meaning

by R. Kent Hughes, Leland Ryken, John Piper, J. I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, Vern S. Poythress, John D. Currid, C. John Collins, Thomas R. Schreiner, Peter J. Gentry, Daniel B. Wallace, Peter J. Williams, Roger Beckwith, David Alan Black and Chapman

<p>Originally featured as articles in the <em>ESV Study Bible</em>, these eighteen essays have been repurposed and republished in a convenient format. Covering a diverse range of essential subjects, including how to read the Bible well and why it is reliable, the essays delve into specific topics such as world religions, canon, and archaeol… Read more…

The Miracles of Jesus: How the Savior's Mighty Acts Serve as Signs of Redemption

The Miracles of Jesus: How the Savior's Mighty Acts Serve as Signs of Redemption

by Vern S. Poythress

<p>Jesus walked on water. He healed a blind man. He turned water into wine. More than just displays of his divine power, Jesus&rsquo;s miracles signify something deeper&mdash;they&rsquo;re windows into God&rsquo;s grand story of redemption, foreshadowing the great miracle of Christ&rsquo;s death and resurrection. By explaining the m… Read more…

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation

by Vern S. Poythress

<p>Every time we read the Bible, we&rsquo;re reading in the presence of God. How should this incredible truth shape how we read?</p> <p>Moving quickly from principle to practice, Vern Poythress helps us rethink how we interpret the Bible by showing us the implications of entering into God&rsquo;s presence as we study. This handbook … Read more…

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

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

by Vern S. Poythress

<p>What if all events&mdash;big and small, good and bad&mdash;are governed by more than just blind chance? What if they are governed by God? In this theologically informed and philosophically nuanced introduction to the study of probability and chance, Vern Poythress argues that all events&mdash;including the seemingly random or accidental&… Read more…