What moves the Bible’s story forward?

The Bible is a big book, encompassing almost four thousand years of human history and containing various genres of literature from poetry to prophecy. Even though the Bible seemingly contains so many disparate parts, the church has historically discerned a general movement, or plot structure, to Scripture's story. In the recent history of the American … Continue reading What moves the Bible’s story forward?

Thomas Schreiner on the Davidic Covenant

Thomas Schreiner unpacks the Davidic covenant in his chapter on it in his book, Covenant and God's Purpose for the World. Schreiner sees the Davidic covenant standing in continuity with both the Abrahamic and the Sinai covenant. As king, David and his sons would "represent Israel, and the nation would be blessed through their obedience … Continue reading Thomas Schreiner on the Davidic Covenant

Michael Horton’s View of the Mosaic Covenant

Michael Horton details his distinct view of the Mosaic covenant in his book God of Promise: Introducing Covenant Theology. According to Horton, "two very different types of covenantal arrangements" exist in the Old Testament (35). Horton believes that there are two kinds of covenants: covenants of law and covenants of promise. Yet immediately after speaking … Continue reading Michael Horton’s View of the Mosaic Covenant

Blaising and Bock on the Mosaic Covenant

In the early 90s, Dallas Theological Seminary professors Darrell Bock and Craig Blaising helped to formulate a new version of dispensationalism called progressive dispensationalism. Progressive dispensationalism differed from earlier versions of dispensationalism (classic and revised) by advocating for more continuity in God's plan of redemption. Like every bibilical-theological system, the covenants place an important role … Continue reading Blaising and Bock on the Mosaic Covenant