One of our primary goals at BioLogos is to host gracious and thoughtful conversation about contentious issues facing the Church. One of these issues is biblical authority. What does it mean that the Bible is the inspired Word of God? How should that belief be articulated and defended? These articles represent a diversity of perspectives on this topic, intended to foster deeper understanding and gracious discussion. 

  • Does the Bible Contain Errors?

    | John Walton
    Blog Post
    Does the Bible Contain Errors? | John Walton

    Inerrancy does not, by itself, tell us what the Bible is truly affirming. It only states that whatever the Bible is affirming is fully true.   Read More >

    PART 1 of 7
  • N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God

    | N.T. Wright
    Blog Post
    N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God | N.T. Wright

    N.T. Wright explores the context and manner in which Scripture is authoritative and encourages us to flee from the controlling “list” mentalities that belittle the richnes... Read More >

    Basics PART 2 of 7
  • The Truthfulness of Scripture: Inerrancy

    | Michael Horton
    Blog Post
    The Truthfulness of Scripture: Inerrancy | Michael Horton

    In their 1881 book, Inspiration, A.A. Hodge and B.B. Warfield define inerrancy not as the absence of technical errors but as the truthfulness in what the biblical writers were affirmi... Read More >

    Advanced PART 3 of 7
  • Science and an Incarnational Approach to the Bible

    | Pete Enns
    Blog Post
    Science and an Incarnational Approach to the Bible | Pete Enns

    An ancient, contextual Bible is not an embarrassment but an indication of how willing God is to meet us where we are--a willingness seen most clearly in the incarnate Lord.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 4 of 7
  • A Defense of a “Well-Versed” Doctrine of Inerrancy

    Blog Post
    A Defense of a “Well-Versed” Doctrine of Inerrancy

    While inerrancy is not a full-orbed hermeneutic, it does give believers confidence that Scripture’s teaching is ultimately unified and coherent.  Read More >

    PART 5 of 7
  • 5 Common Arguments Against the Bible (and How to Respond to Them)

    | Tremper Longman
    Blog Post
    5 Common Arguments Against the Bible (and How to Respond to Them) | Tremper Longman

    Many people today have great difficulty understanding how the Bible could be God's Word. Here's how to respond to some of the most common objections.  Read More >

    PART 6 of 7