Friday, August 01, 2014

The problem with my Bible

Excellent post about my Bible over at Jesus Creed. Here's a brief snippet, but please, do yourself a favor and read the whole thing!
At times I came to the conclusion that my Bible might be wrong. Then along came a series of very encouraging books and articles and conversations, too many to mention in this context, that provided another way. What I learned was that “my Bible” was in fact my reading of the Bible. Maybe it wasn’t so much the Bible that was wrong but the way I was reading the Bible through the lens of my own questions, questions shaped more by my past worries about evolution and less by learning to read the Bible in its own historical and theological context. (emphasis original)

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