In this episode, Kirk talks to Mard Ward about the transmission of scripture, i.e., the process of how the Bible was copied, the manuscripts that were produced and collected, and how we have the Bibles we have today.
Mark Ward joins Kirk again as they continue their discussions on scripture, this time discussing scripture’s sufficiency. What does it mean for Scripture to be sufficient? Sufficient for what? And what are the outworkings of believing and holding to this doctrine?
In this episode, Kirk and Mark Ward unpack the doctrine of scripture’s perspicuity–that is, it’s clarity. The doctrine of scripture’s perspicuity was central to the convictions of the Protestant Reformation; and it’s a doctrine that is just as important today in light of contemporary challenges. Not only so, but it provides a wellspring of encouragement for our Christian lives.
As churches move online in the face of Sunday closures, it should cause us to ask, “What is the church in the midst of a pandemic?” Our current circumstances raise questions about what it means to be the church–questions that have always existed, with an underlying theology that’s always been at play, but are now being forced into our immediate purview in light of our situation.