In will soon begin working on my contribution to Zondervan’s latest “Counterpoints” book, this one on inerrancy. The editors are James Merrick and Stephen Garrett.
There are four other contributors: John Franke, Kevin Vanhoozer, Michael Bird, and Al Mohler.
As many of you know, the Counterpoints series invites authors of different, even diametrically opposing, views to write essays on why the entire world should rightly revolve around their view and why everyone else’s should be dismissed as hopelessly muddled. I signed on right away.
This particular volume should be interesting in that the participants do not represent five distinct positions but three general ones. At this point I will leave it to you to figure out what those positions are and who holds which.
In the meantime I will say that we are going to be discussing inerrancy not in the abstract, but focusing on the same three passage, which have yet to be determined. That will be a strength of this volume, even a breath of fresh air: “How does inerrancy work here in this passage?” (No easy retreat to doctrinal statements to stall debate.)
This won’t see the light of day until 2013, so don’t hold your breath (unless your view differs from mine).