Blog Posts by William B. Evans

Dr. Basie Has a Point

Article by   June 2012
Dr. John Basie, a member of the Erskine Board of Trustees, has written a brief post regarding the anthropological monism of Erskine President Dr. David Norman.  Dr. Basie's position is that, while he personally disagrees with Dr. Norman's view, nevertheless... continue

2012 ARP General Synod Faces Tough Decisions

Article by   May 2012
This upcoming meeting of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church's General Synod, scheduled for June 5-7, 2012, has the potential to be one of the more significant meetings of that body in recent memory.  Judging from the contents of the Synod... continue

Whither the Seminary Model?

Article by   April 2012
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The Larger Catechism's Ninth Commandment: A Case Study in Confessional Hermeneutic

Article by   April 2012
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The First Parents

Article by   February 2012
With all the understandable brouhaha over Peter Enns' recent book, The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn't Say about Human Origins (Brazos, 2012) in which Enns decisively rejects the historicity of Adam and Eve, it is good... continue

Ancient Texts and their Modern Appropriation

Article by   October 2011
There have been a number of responses to my recent Ref21 posts on creation and confessional hermeneutic.  Some have been little more than disappointing expressions of the old "slippery slope" and "camel's nose under the edge of the tent" argument,... continue

Towards a Confessional Hermeneutic: Some Suggestions (with a bit of commentary)

Article by   October 2011
Some of the issues persistently raised in recent discussions of controversial matters within the conservative Reformed community have to do with the role and interpretation of confessional materials.  Whether it be discussions pro and con of Federal Vision attempts to... continue

Perspicuity Again: A Surrejoinder

Article by   September 2011
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Perspicuity, Exegetical Populism, and Tolerance: A Reply to G. I. Williamson

Article by   September 2011
Let me begin by saying that I greatly value my friend G. I. Williamson's lengthy legacy of faithful parish ministry and service to the broader church.  One of the happier memories of my years of involvement in NAPARC was chairing... continue

A Question for PCUSA Conservatives: Why Now?

Article by   August 2011
I read Parker T. Williamson's latest editorial on the continuing mainline Presbyterian crisis with interest.  As most of us are aware, the progressive wing of the PCUSA finally succeeded earlier this year in removing the "fidelity and chastity" language from the... continue
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