Welcome to the 104th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Matthew Barrett on his book God’s Word Alone—The Authority of Scripture: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters (Zondervan Academic, 2016).
What you’ll hear in this episode:
- What is Sola Scriptura?
- Why Reformation around biblical authority was needed in the 16th century.
- The modern shift in authority and how it affects biblical interpretation today.
- How the Bible is under attack today.
- How Christians should respond in love to attacks to the Bible.
- How God has spoken in covenantal words.
- The inspiration of Scripture.
- The inerrancy of Scripture.
- The sufficiency of Scripture.
- The clarity of Scripture.
About the Guest:
Matthew Barrett (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of several books, including God’s Word Alone, Owen on the Christian Life, and Salvation by Grace, and the series editor of the 5 Solas Series.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021) and The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.