Robert C. Kurka
Professor of Theology and Church in Culture
Lincoln Christian Seminary
Biblical "inerrancy," was coined by a generation of scholars challenged by modernism to identify themselves as Bible believers set apart from their liberal colleagues. However, it has come to suggest a naive, unsophisticated understanding of Scripture that few conservative scholars actually hold and is threatening to deter reverent up-and-coming scholars from joining societies such as the Evangelical Theological Society. A traditional Christian understanding of Scriptures complexity and infallibility as well as profession of the foundational beliefs set out in historic Christian creeds may serve as a better mark of identity for Bible-believing scholarship.