Monday, November 17, 2008

Amend the ETS Doctrinal Basis?

Denny Burk and Ray Van Neste are seeking to renew serious discussion about the Evangelical Theological Society's minimalistic doctrinal basis. To find our more, see this post by Burk.

They write:

Here’s the gist of what we’ll be debating. The current doctrinal basis of the ETS consists merely of an affirmation of inerrancy and of the Trinity. We propose to expand this basis to include the doctrinal basis of the U.K.’sTyndale Fellowship. The Tyndale fellowship unites around evangelical truths a broad group of Christian scholars from varying denominational and theological perspectives (Calvinists, Wesleyans, Baptists, Anglicans, etc). The members of the Tyndale fellowship agree to the statement of beliefused by the U.K.’s Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF).

If you want to get acquainted with the rationale for our amendment, there are three items that you need to read:

1. Our website:

2. Our 2007 article in Criswell Theological Review: “Inerrancy Is Not Enough”

3. Van Neste’s 2004 article in SBJT: “The Glaring Inadequacy of the ETS Doctrinal Statement” If you are a member and are interested in signing up to support our amendment, please visit here. Thanks for your help.