Just occasionally some ‘celebrity’ pastor says something which is so profoundly wrong that it becomes worth highlighting simply as a means of better understanding what’s actually true. And now is the turn of the Rev Steve Chalke. Chalke has recently made a video in which, in an attempt to defend the place of the Bible in the church, he seems to depart entirely from a traditional evangelical view of Scripture. Here’s the video – but please don’t just watch this video. Do read on to the good stuff below!
In response, Dr Dan Strange of Oakhill College has written very helpfully in a post on the Oakhill blog. It’s worth reading in full. In addition, the FIEC has filmed an interview with Dan which clarifies the issues. Put together, Dan’s words are a wonderful corrective and help us evangelicals take confidence in the Bible.