Wednesday, May 1, 2013

15 Biblical through-themes

Carson has a list, somewhere, of about seventeen whole Bible themes that are emphasised throughout Scripture. What do people think of this list, have I missed one?

  1. Creation and Brokenness 
  2. Culture: what should I create?
  3. Ethics: how then should we live?
  4. Eternity (time)
  5. Evil (theodicy)
  6. Grace and obedience = God's activity and our response
  7. Gospel = Good news, Saviour and Bad news
  8. Identity
  9. Judgement and Mercy
  10. Saving and Common Grace
  11. Sin
  12. Supernatural and Providence
  13. Trinity
  14. Thanksgiving 
  15. Worship





3 comments:

Luke Isham said...

16. People of God
17. Presence of God

This isn't a way of viewing the entire meta narrative of the Bible eg Promise- Fulfilment although there's a degree of overlap.

John Dekker said...

18. Glory

Steve Isham said...

One can grab hold of each and follow it's thread hand over hand through the whole Story. This is a rich Story indeed.