Every social order has an implicit creed, and this creed defines the order and informs it. When a social order begins to crumble, it is because the basic faith, its creed, has been undermined.
This presentation of a defense of Biblical inerrancy is in a novel format: dialogue. The value of a dialogue format over an essay is that it is more real-life; rare is the opportunity to give an entire exposition to the doubter. In real life you are often interrupted, have limited time, don't have access to your encyclopedia and can only give the Scriptures that you have memorized. May it be helpful in preparing you to open God's Word to doubters.
"So, what does a missionary do?"
My ready answer was:
"A missionary changes the rhetoric of a culture."
Otherwise, a missionary is not doing anything of value.
In some circles, women are discouraged from interest in theology, sound doctrine, or Biblical law; it is presumed that these topics are man's domain. Not only is it deemed unnecessary for women to devote attention to these subjects, interest in them is considered inappropriate. It is assumed that women can function quite well within the home without emphasizing good theology, sound doctrine, or Biblical law.
Regardless of the outcome of this year's national elections, we can always expect the great majority of African-Americans to vote for Democrats. We can also expect many of them to continue to see themselves as victims, an oppressed minority. C. L. Bryant, former president of an NAACP chapter, former pastor of a black church, has made a film to question why this should be. "Why aren't these Americans [black] united with these other Americans [whites]?" he asks. "Why are black folks still mad?"
It is not surprising that a lawgiver, Solomon, spoke of the feverish desire for violence on the part of wicked men. They cannot sleep, he observed, unless they do evil: it is their life and joy to do harm, "and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall" (Prov. 4:16). Their nourishment, the food that is the life of their being, Solomon described as "the bread of wickedness, and ... the wine of violence" (Prov. 4:17). Solomon, as a law-giver and teacher, felt that the recognition of this fact was important.