Today we began a new three-week series titled "Ethnos" A Biblical Theology of Race". We realize that for a number of both doubters, seekers, and followers, the term "Biblical Theology" is either new, forgotten, or not understood.
Simply put, Biblical Theology sets out "to discover to discover what the biblical writers, under divine guidance, believed, described, and taught in the context of their own times." (Robert W. Yarbrough, "Biblical Theology" in Baker Theological Dictionary of the Bible, edited by Walter E. Elwell (Baker, 1996), p. 61.) For instance, this series is a journey from Genesis to Revelation to study and understand what the Bible says about race, and racism.
This also brings up the question, "what relation does Biblical Theology have with Systematic Theology". There are a number of men and women who have already answered this question and we would like to highlight one. From an interview with Vern Poythress, he speaks to the relation between these two theologies.
For more on this, see Poythress’s essay, “Kinds of Biblical Theology.”