Author Archives: C. M. Granger

About C. M. Granger

I'm a firm believer in God's sovereignty, man's responsibility, and a gracious orthodoxy. I love the Puritans and the Reformers, but I don't believe our understanding of theology reached it's zenith in the 16th and 17th centuries. I love the Reformed Creeds and Confessions, but I'm not a strict confessionalist. I'm Reformed in my soteriology (I'm a moderate Calvinist), but not in the historical sense of the term (I'm a Baptist). Some of my favorite theologians/commentators are Kevin Vanhoozer, John Frame, D.A. Carson, Thomas Schreiner, Andreas Kostenberger, Peter O'Brien, David Peterson, Douglas Moo, and GK Beale. The list of dead theologians/commentators would be too long to list here. I think it's important to read widely, to read primary sources for yourself, and to accurately represent the positions of those whom you oppose. I believe it's imperative to have a proper balance between systematic and bibilical theology. I try to never make a round verse fit into the square hole of a theological system.

Evangelicals Divided

I found this post to be very enlightening, read the comments as well. HT: Steve Hays Advertisements

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When the Bell is Rung…

This interview is probably going to make the rounds very quickly, but I thought I would post it with little comment (since it speaks volumes in and of itself). I do wish that Rob Bell got to answer Bashir’s question … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls…

About a week ago Rob Bell released a video trailer promoting his upcoming book Love Wins, in which he asks several provocative questions about the eternal destination of unbelievers. He has his sites on the biblical, traditional and orthodox position … Continue reading

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Universalism and Romans 9

From James Anderson: Romans 9 1 I am speaking the truth in Christ — I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit — 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. … Continue reading

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Logic, Reason, and the Bible

Some Christians denounce the use of logic or reason when it comes to Scripture and theology. The truth is, however, these same folks use logic and reason when they come to the Scriptures and theology. It’s inescapable. Yet, somehow, the … Continue reading

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Thy Word is Truth?

Briefly stated, the doctrine of biblical inerrancy (from here on referred to as BI) is that the Scriptures as given by God Himself (God-breathed, inspired) are without error.  I am not here dealing with the transmission of the text, that … Continue reading

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An Old Friend and Good Music

This is part of a classical guitar recital from November of 2010, performed by my best friend from high school–Micah Scoville. He’s been an incredible guitar player since we were barely teenagers (yeah, way long ago). Give it a listen, … Continue reading

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Enlightening Media

My brother-in-law (Paul) likes to use film as a medium to present and promote the gospel.  You can check out his website here The “actor” in this short film is my future brother-in-law, Alfredo. May God bless your efforts, my brothers!

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Monday Morning’s Cold Cup of Coffee: New Studies in Biblical Theology

Cold Cup of Coffee is a semi-regular posting in which I will feature a book or books that are worth reading on a Sunday evening (or any other time, for that matter). When the book is good, the coffee sits … Continue reading

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Biblical Inerrancy: What’s the Debate All About?

My time is scarce at the moment, but I did want to highlight the standard statement on biblical inerrancy found here. Also, there is a helpful article in Themelios that looks at the history of the debate and the issues … Continue reading

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