A Friendly Response to Rhyne Putman’s: Sola Scriptura and Christian Charity

Recently, professor of theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Rhyne Putman published an article titled: Sola Scriptura and Christian Charity. Putman attempts to engage the recent debate in the SBC and broader evangelicalism over the use of Critical Race Theory (CRT). In particular, Putman attempts to address the passing of Resolution 9 at the … More A Friendly Response to Rhyne Putman’s: Sola Scriptura and Christian Charity

New Book: Sola Fide

I want to let everyone know about my new book, titled, Sola Fide: A Primer on Paul’s Doctrine of Justification in Romans. You can find this book on Amazon by clicking here. Endorsements for Sola Fide “This is an excellent, succinct work that clearly outlines the flow of Paul’s logic in Romans, highlighting the central … More New Book: Sola Fide

John Gerstner: Inerrancy Series

John H. Gerstner (November 22, 1914—March 24, 1996), a native of Tampa, Florida, was arguably the preeminent Reformed theologian of his day. Gerstner earned graduate degrees at Westminster Theological Seminary and completed a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1945. He was a professor of church history at Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary, and visiting professor at Trinity … More John Gerstner: Inerrancy Series

Martin Luther’s 1517 Disputation Against Scholastic Theology

During my doctoral studies, I first read Luther’s Disputation Against Scholastic Theology. Nearly everyone who studies theology is aware of the fact that Luther was trained in the Scholastic method. They also know that Luther and Protestantism broke with the Roman Catholic Church over doctrines such as sola Scriptura and sola Fide.

However, to my surprise and bewilderment at the time, I was shocked to see that Luther wrote an entire Disputation Against Scholastic Theology. This disputation is clearly not as famous as the 95 Theses; however, one could argue that both are probably just as influential to one’s understanding of Luther’s theology, method, and exegesis. In that same vein, understanding this disputation is also important to understand the specific epistemology, metaphysic, method, and modus operandi of later Protestant theologians (some, but not all). In other words, if anything is clear in the writings and method of some theologians, they were trained in Scholastic theology and they willfully and intentionally broke with that method. … More Martin Luther’s 1517 Disputation Against Scholastic Theology