Editorial -- By: Robert W. Yarbrough
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Trinity Journal depends substantially on the unpaid labors of an editorial board, in addition to this editor, book review editor Eckhard Schnabel, and managing editor Jenny Moo. Their names appear inside the front cover of each issue. One name is missing this time: Johnathan Davis. After several years of diligent service, he opted to devote himself more fully to finishing his doctoral dissertation. We thank him for his diligent and careful efforts. Joining our ranks at this time are three new members: Tim Swinson, Michelle Hyde, and Mavis Yeung. They are already making welcome contributions to the discussion of new submissions, joining long-term members Stacey Douglas, Jansen Condren, and Ron Fay. All these board members are to be thanked for the effort they expend on a regular basis in offering their assessment of articles vying for inclusion in the next few issues of this journal.
As for the current issue, while the standard length of this journal is around 130 pages, recent submissions have been so numerous, and of sufficiently high quality and interest, that a longer edition is called for. Readers will accordingly find some 130 pages of articles alone, in addition to the usual numerous book reviews.
Three of this issue’s articles come from professors at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). Dr. Greg Scharf’s reflections on Bullinger, and on preaching the Bible as God’s Word, are telling for what they reveal about homiletics training at TEDS. Dr. Scharf is chair of the pastoral theology department, which gives students formal training in the art of preaching. His high view both of Scripture and of the preacher’s craft are key planks in the platform of professional training offered here.
Dr. Sigurd Grindheim’s study, with its careful attention both to Scripture’s testimony and to current application of it, is redolent of the concern of all TEDS professors to give Scripture its full due, yet not to exceed what is written (cf. 1 Cor 4:6). In the same vein, Dr. Tom McCall (along with co-author Keith Stanglin) subject a
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Reformed interpretation of the doctrine of foreknowledge to rigorous scrutiny. Both Grindheim (NT) and McCall (systematic theology) serve as reminders that widely-held views can virtually always bear correction and improvement with the aid of fresh attention to the biblical passages thought to support those views.
These welcome offerings by TEDS professors are augmented by a pair of thematic studies of NT passages. Kevin Larsen treats Mark’s gospel, and J. Paul Tanner analyzes You must have a subscription and be logged in to read the entire article.
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