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Reading the Bible, Following Jesus – Part Two: A Surprise Ending to the Story

As Christians we are not called to be “biblical” but to be Christlike; we are called to be followers of Jesus, not followers of the Bible. But the Bible is clearly important, even necessary, for us to be good followers … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible, Following Jesus – Part One: A Fitting Ending to the Story

As Christians we are not called to be “biblical” but to be Christlike; we are called to be followers of Jesus, not followers of the Bible. But the Bible is clearly important, even necessary, for us to be good followers … Continue reading

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Hearing God’s Voice through Scripture

Over the past several weeks as a congregation we have been working through this question: How do we hear God’s voice in Scripture? For people who want to take seriously the Bible’s authority for Christian faith and life, it’s no … Continue reading

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The Bible as Witness to Jesus

This is an excerpt from a post I wrote for Scot McKnight’s Jesus Creed blog back in April. I’ve re-posted it here to coincide with our sermon series: “Hearing God’s Voice: Becoming Better Bible Readers.” The Bible was everywhere in … 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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