ARPTalk, Extra 6

February 26, 2010

Welcome to ARPTalk. This issue of ARPTalk is an EXTRA. ARPTalk extras are short and focus on one issue.

The headline for ARPTalk(Extra6) is:

ERSKINE SEMINARY

NOW MATRICULATING JEWISH,
MORMON,
AND ISLAMIC CLERICS

INTO THE DMin PROGRAM!

“It is now public knowledge in Due West, South Carolina, and on-line on the World Wide Web: Erskine Theological Seminary, the seminary of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, has and is matriculating Jewish, Mormon, and Islamic clerics into the DMin program. This means that Erskine Theological Seminary is now advancing the professional careers of non-Christian religious clerics.

“What does this mean?”

Open the attachment or go the one of the blog-sites to read the rest of this article.

Also of note for readers of ARPTalk is an article by Dr. William B. Evans, "A Layman's Guide to the Inerrancy Debate." This article has recently been posted on the Reformation21 website of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (http://www.reformation21.org/articles/a-laymans-historical-guide-to-the-inerrancy-debate.php).  Dr. Evans is well known in the ARP Church. He is a former Moderator of the General Synod and the Editor of the ARP Adult Quarterly Sunday School curriculum that is used by a wide variety of churches both in the ARP Church and beyond.

According to Mr. Tom Patterson, former General Synod Moderator and Editor of the ARP Alliance of Loyal Laity's Highroad for ALL, Dr. Evans' article was slated for publication in the Highroad; however, publication difficulties prevented the article’s timely appearance in the Highroad

While Dr. Evans has declined to give permission for the Editor of ARPTalk to republish his article in full in this issue of ARPTalk, we can say that the article speaks powerfully to the current situation in the broader Evangelical world and in the ARP Church in particular.  If you want a clear explanation of the doctrine of inerrancy, its implications, and the confused situation in which we currently find ourselves, click on the Reformation21 link here (http://www.reformation21.org/articles/a-laymans-historical-guide-to-the-inerrancy-debate.php) or above for Dr. Evan’s article.

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I hope you find ARPTalk(Extra6) interesting and informative. I look forward to hearing from you.

The opinions expressed in ARPTalk(Extra6) are the opinions of the Editor.
Charles (“Chuck”) W. Wilson

 


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