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Interested in applying for Master’s College or are you attending Master’s college right now?

David Wheaton who runs Christian Worldview website and radio show has a $5,000 essay contest.

FROM http://thechristianworldview.com/tcwblog/archives/556

The Master’s College Essay Contest deadline has been extended to Wednesday, February 18th.

Win a $5000 Scholarship to The Master’s College, one of the best Christian colleges in the world and led by president John MacArthur.

The Master’s College Essay Contest on The Christian Worldview

Grand prize: One $5000 tuition scholarship to The Master’s College PLUS complimentary airfare, lodging, and meals to College View Weekend, March 26-28, 2009 at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA.

Entry prize: All entrants will receive a free copy of John MacArthur’s excellent book, “Think Biblically: Recovering a Christian Worldview“.

Eligibility: All students – high school or college – who could attend The Master’s College in 2009 or 2010.

Essay topic: Describe a time of trial or suffering you have seen or experienced and how God accomplished His purposes through it.

Taken from theme of The Master’s College Truth and Life Conference, January 14-16, 2009: “Living in a Broken World: Suffering in the Life of the Believer”

Essay length: 1000 – 1500 words

Deadline: Wednesday Feb. 18, 2009

Winner announced: About a week after the deadline.  Winning essay will be posted on TheChristianWorldview.com.

Submit to: David Wheaton

Email: feedback@TheChristianWorldview.com
Send essay in body of email and/or as a .txt or .doc file attachment (not .docx).

Mail:
David Wheaton
P.O. Box 401
Excelsior, MN 55331
Re: The Master’s College Essay Contest

Include the following on first page or cover page:

First and last name
Age, school, year
Address
Phone number
Email address
Essay title
Word count

Honor code: By submitting essay, you are pledging that you are the original author of your essay.

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Some quick thoughts on those who attack proper Biblical hermeneutic:

“All of this introduces difficulties not only for interpreting Scripture, but even for interpreting all the articles currently being written on hermeneutics.  Why should those writers waste so much time trying to communicate the key idea that there is a plurality of meanings which are locked into a hermeneutical circle?  It would seem that these contemporary authors would like to borrow the single meaning and the traditional linear-movement hermeneutic just long enough to establish their own theses.” (Walter Kaiser, Toward An Exegetical Theology, 46-7)

“The best argument for a single-meaning hermeneutic is to be found in observing what happens when it is removed from current conversation or writing.” (Ibid, 47)

Is the hermeneutic attacking THE BIBLE self-refuting against the skeptic’s own writing?

Let this be another tool in your apologetics tool kit.

This is a great argument for a one meaning hermeneutic by arguing from the “impossibility of the contrary”

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