The Three Guys go deeper than usual as they are joined by another guy leading them there, namely Jeff Stivason. Interviewed in the thick, musty air of the Rare Books Room at RPTS, Dr. Stivason tells us about his new book on Princeton theologian B.B. Warfield and his journey regarding his view of the inspiration of Scripture. Did God deliver his word in an inscrutable way (in a mysterious way impossible to understand) or concursively (the divine working in cooperation with the human authors)? Listen, for Warfield’s wisdom on this subject is needed today! (Note: In case you are wondering, the picture is of Warfield not Stivason. Jeff only wishes he could grow a beard like that.)
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8 thoughts on “Episode 33: From Inscrutability to Concursus”
Sounds like a very interesting book!
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Thank you so much! I didn’t expect to be replying soon enough to get a free copy, but will enjoy having it and will pass it on sometime in the future to another pastor (probably my own) who will also benefit from it.
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Thanks for broaching this important topic.
Destructive heresies will arise from within the Church and we must be willing, ready and able to refute the errors by defending the Truth. (2 Peter 1:1-3)
I would have liked a more definitive answer to the questions raised during the dialog.
BTW It was not easy for me to hear Dr. Stivason. He had important content that I had to listen to repeatedly before I could understand the words, to say nothing of the good content.
Thank you for your comments! Yes, we’re sorry Dr. Stivason was difficult to hear. He was struggling with a bad cold that day which did not help matters, and I’m afraid the mic was not picking up his voice as well as we thought.
To get those more definitive answers, you can read the book as you have won a free copy. Please send your address to threeguystheologizing @gmail.com.
Thanks for the excellent interview!
One question for the podcast would be: Do we see any concursive operation in the prophetic literature? I believe Warfield presents the prophets as receiving their messages in a more dictated fashion than say, the writers of the epistles. In many cases this seems evident. However, it seems that at times, the prophetic person is not absent from the prophetic oracles. Jeremiah would be perhaps the clearest example of this, though there would be other examples.
Glad you enjoyed it! Tell you what – send us your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send Dr. Stivason’s book to you. The answers lie therein!