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The Usefulness of the Doctrine of Scripture

Dr. Carlton Wynne speaks about his chapter, “Scripture: Foundational for Life and Ministry,” which is published in Theology for Ministry: How Doctrine Affects Pastoral Life and Practice. This book is a festschrift for Sinclair Ferguson, edited by William R. Edwards, John C. A. Ferguson, and Chad Van Dixhoorn, and published by P&R Publishing.

Dr. Wynne discusses the significance of the doctrine of inspiration as well as the necessity, sufficiency, and authority of Scripture. He then connects these essential doctrines to their practicality and usefulness for daily life and particularly, pastoral ministry. By understanding the doctrine of Scripture and especially its redemptive-historical character, we come to a greater appreciation of God’s enduring love and care for his covenant people.

Carlton Wynne is Associate Pastor at Westminster PCA in Atlanta and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary Atlanta.


  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:06:03 Carlton’s Introduction to Sinclair Ferguson
  • 00:15:21 Theology for Life
  • 00:20:05 The Inspiration of Scripture
  • 00:37:42 The Accommodation of Scripture
  • 00:40:59 The Usefulness of Doctrine for Pastoral Ministry
  • 00:49:32 The Redemptive-Historical Character of Scripture
  • 01:02:38 Conclusion

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