Defend a Lion?

Spurgeon likens defending the Bible to defending a lion, because he says that neither needs to be defended. So why are we defending Scripture in Primer Issue 01? David Shaw explains in this prologue article.


David is the Editor of Primer. He is part-time Theological Adviser for FIEC and part-time Lecturer in New Testament and Greek at Oak Hill Theological College, London. He’s married to Jo and they have four children.

Ideas for further thought and discussion

When is the last time you taught more explicitly on the doctrine of Scripture? Do you agree there are good reasons to build that in to a teaching programme?

How easy do you think people find it in your church to raise difficult questions and get answers?