Exploring Hope Podcast: Dealing with Textual Variants in the Bible

This week on Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Dew talks with Dr. Jake Pratt about the integrity of the texts we find in Scripture. Christians want to say some strong and very particular things about Scripture and its infallibility, inerrancy, authority, etc. Yet, we find that there are some textual variants among the canon of scripture that cause some to question, or even reject the idea that the bible is “true” in all that it claims. Dr. Jake Pratt helps us understand how these textual variants are few and far between, as well as rarely pertaining to important theological or historical issues. But, more importantly, he helps us understand the context and nuance of the issue and gives us a helpful and honest way to talk about the inspired word of God. Tune in to listen!

 

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Exploring Hope Podcast: Conveying the Message of Scripture in a Helpful Way

In this episode of the Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Jake Pratt sits down with Dr. Jamie Dew to talk about what we want to say about Scripture and makes the helpful distinction between the message and the nature of scripture. Sure, we hold steadfastly to the idea that the Bible is authoritative, inerrant, true, and final. But those are all characteristics of the nature of scripture. Dr. Pratt gives us some helpful advice about conveying the message of Scripture to our culture, instead of simply plastering the claim of its truthfulness on every billboard we can find. Dr. Pratt’s expertise on the matter helps steer believers toward a helpful engagement with culture, centered around the redemptive story of scripture. Tune in!

 

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Exploring Hope Podcast: Dealing with Textual Variants in the Bible

In this episode of the Exploring Hope podcast, Dr. Jamie Dew talks with Dr. Jake Pratt about the integrity of the texts we find in Scripture. Christians want to say some strong and very particular things about Scripture and its infallibility, inerrancy, authority, etc. Yet, we find that there are some textual variants among the canon of scripture that cause some to question, or even reject the idea that the bible is “true” in all that it claims. Dr. Jake Pratt helps us understand how these textual variants are few and far between, as well as rarely pertaining to important theological or historical issues. But, more importantly, he helps us understand the context and nuance of the issue and gives us a helpful and honest way to talk about the inspired word of God. Tune in to listen!

 

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