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“The Word Made Flesh”: On Doing Theology Afresh

A Jew, a Greek, and a Roman walk into a church. No joke. Imagine it: a Jew, a Greek, and a Roman walk into a church, back in the first century. Let’s say it’s a gathering of believers in Ephesus. … Continue reading

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What is the Bible, and How Should We Read It?

What is the Bible? And, as Christians, how should we read it? These questions lurk in the background of every single hot-button, emotionally charged, divisive issue Christians wrestle with today, from homosexuality to human evolution. The reasons for differences of opinion among … Continue reading

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The Bible as Diverse Anthology

In the last two posts I’ve looked at what it means for us as Christians to say that the Bible is “inspired” or “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16). A key idea I’ve emphasized is that whatever we mean by Scripture’s divine … Continue reading

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The Bible as Ancient Literature

This post originally appeared in August 2013. I’ve re-posted it here to coincide with our new sermon series: “Hearing God’s Voice: Becoming Better Bible Readers.” In my last post I poked around at what it means—and doesn’t mean—to confess that “all Scripture is … Continue reading

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The Bible as Inspired Scripture

This post originally appeared in August 2013. I’ve re-posted it here to coincide with our new sermon series: “Hearing God’s Voice: Becoming Better Bible Readers.” “All Scripture is inspired by God…” It may well be that no words in the … Continue reading

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“All Scripture is inspired by God…”? Further thoughts…

In a previous post I poked around at what it means—and doesn’t mean—to confess that “all Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Timothy 3:16). Often our assumptions of how Scripture was “inspired” or “God-breathed” just don’t measure up to what … Continue reading

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“All Scripture is inspired by God…”?

“All Scripture is inspired by God…” It may well be that no words in the Bible have had more read into them than these words. These well-known words are from 2 Timothy 3:16.  For the moment let’s leave aside whether this … Continue reading

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