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Resources by Vern S. Poythress

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Redeeming Philosophy

Redeeming Philosophy

by Vern S. Poythress

Who am I? Why am I here? Where do I find meaning? 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 approach to answering basic questions about the nature of humanity, th… Read more…

Inerrancy and Worldview

Inerrancy and Worldview

by Vern S. Poythress

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—like the nature of humanity, evil, and the purpose of life—that present profound obstacles to understanding the B… Read more…

Redeeming Sociology

Redeeming Sociology

by Vern S. Poythress

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? Redeeming Sociology advocates a biblical… Read more…

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible

by Darrell L. Bock, Wayne Grudem, Dennis E. Johnson, 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.

How do I get more out of my Bible reading? What was going on during the gap between the Old and New Testaments? How do all the books of the Bible fit together as a whole? This book answers these questions and puts clear, readable Bible study aids at your fingertips. It contains thirteen essays from some of today’s best evangelical scholars including C.… Read more…

Redeeming Mathematics

Redeeming Mathematics

by Vern S. Poythress

What does God have to do with mathematics? Everything. 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 Christian God. Poythress shows that these distinct “perspectives” on mathematics cohere because all three… Read more…

Translating Truth (Foreword by J.I. Packer)

Translating Truth (Foreword by J.I. Packer)

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

Which translation do I choose? 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. The contributors to this book argue that there are significant differences between literal translations and the altern… Read more…

Understanding Scripture

Understanding Scripture

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

Originally featured as articles in the ESV Study Bible, 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 archaeology.Useful as both a general o… Read more…

Miracles of Jesus

Miracles of Jesus

by Vern S. Poythress

Jesus walked on water. He healed a blind man. He turned water into wine. More than just displays of his divine power, Jesus’s miracles signify something deeper—they’re windows into God’s grand story of redemption, foreshadowing the great miracle of Christ’s death and resurrection. By explaining the meaning and significance of al… Read more…

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God

by Vern S. Poythress

Every time we read the Bible, we’re reading in the presence of God. How should this incredible truth shape how we read? 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’s presence as we study. This handbook outlines distinct steps for practici… Read more…

Chance and the Sovereignty of God

Chance and the Sovereignty of God

by Vern S. Poythress

What if all events—big and small, good and bad—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—including the seemingly random or accidental—fall under God&… Read more…

Inerrancy and the Gospels

Inerrancy and the Gospels

by Vern S. Poythress

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? Responding to the questions surrounding the gospel narratives, New… Read more…