Wallace on Elders

The author of my second year Greek grammar (aka. “fat Wallace” as in the size of the book) is Dan Wallace. He is also the director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts and professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Seminary. Anything that Wallace writes on the New Testament and on textual criticism should be heeded.

He has a very good post on the necessity for churches to have a plurality of elders leading their congregation. I whole heartedly agree with the basic thrust of this article and would commend it to anyone who would argue that churches are to be run by a single pastor and a board of deacons. This completely misses the mark.

Who Should Run The Church? A Case for the Plurality of Elders



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2 responses to “Wallace on Elders

  1. CG

    Just read Dever’s book on the same subject, which I picked up at SBTS. He makes a good case, but it’s difficult to see how the “first among equals” case can be made biblically. Isn’t it either “first” or “among equals”?

  2. I think it’s a deferential position. But I know what you’re saying. The argument that Peter was a first among equals probably illustrates the point.

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