Today a copy of the most recent evangelikale Theologie (14/1 2008) arrived in the post, with a short summary of a paper I gave at the last AfeT conference in Tübingen. My paper first concerned 1 Corinthians 8, the claims of the 'knowledgeable', and the strategy and nature of Paul's argumentation in response. In light of my exegetical findings I attempted a theological engagement with the question of inerrancy. After executing a shameless battering on the Chicago Statement, I offered a different statement of scripture's trustworthiness that I cheekily, but rightly, claimed promotes 'a higher appreciation of scripture than inerrancy statements', especially of the Chicago variety! *Benny Hinn voice* 'And the people said AMEN!'
For all the ladies out there, including Jim West, you'll be glad to know that the article about the conferences (on pp. 19-21) includes a picture of yours truly! (I imagine folk swooning now) I don't know who was speaking when my picture was taken, but I look like somebody is reading out a particularly uninteresting bit of a telephone book! I actually was interested in the papers, so all I can say is that the photographer got me at an unfortunate moment. Phil Sumpter, another blogger, is in the picture to my right. He manages to look even less involved than me! It was a good little conference, ably overseen by the likes of Rainer Riesner, Rolf Hille, and Uwe Rechberger. I was glad to be a part of it.