The life and ministry of Jack Brown Scott is, in some respects, a simple tale – North Carolina lad becomes a preacher, works for forty years, moves around (a lot), and retires – but it becomes a complex and extraordinarily rich story reaching across continents, languages, races, nationalities, and generations. In this volume, the reader will find several appreciations by friends, fellow scholars, and former colleagues; a brief account of Dr. Scott’s life as a missionary, teacher, mentor, and scholar, as well as a devoted husband and father; and a collection of essays that help to highlight the breadth of interest and influence that Dr. Scott over several years of diligent service in the Kingdom of God. One will quickly find that Dr. Scott’s unswerving commitment to the integrity and the beauty of biblical literature was at the heart of his influence. This commitment has, by the grace of God, been used by the Creator and Savior in the lives of countless individuals – family, friends, students, and even strangers – as a source of encouragement, instruction, and admonition across the United States and in numerous countries around the world.
Table of Contents
- Jack Brown Scott: A Brief Sketch of His Life (John Thomas Scott)
- Idea of the Seminary (Dominic A. Aquila)
- Hermeneutics: Humility or Hubris (David W. Hall)
- Yahweh: God’s Covenantal Virtues (Gerard Van Groningen)
- From Chaos to Cosmos: Critique of Non-Literal Interpretations of Genesis 1:1-2:3 (Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.)
- “By Faith, Joseph” (Simon J. Kistemaker)
- Origin: “Minister of the New Covenant – Not of Letter, But of Spirit” (J. Ligon Duncan)
- Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ View of the Preparation for Expository Preaching: Dual Focus on the Preacher and the Sermon (Robert L. Penny)
- Lectio Continua: The Best Way to Preach (David H. Jussely)
- Christian Education: The Heart of the Church’s Ministry (Charles Dunahoo)
- The Southern Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church in America (Morton H. Smith)
- Aspects of Presbyterian Church-Planting and Educational Ministries in North Mississippi, 1790-1820 (Robert L. Penny)
Robert L. Penny (DMin, Harding University) teaches as a Visiting Lecturer for African Bible University in Kampala, Uganda.