The more I study the Bible…

study the Bible

The more I study the Bible, the more I realize how little I know about it.

The more I study the Bible, the more I realize how dangerous this book really is.

The more I study the Bible, the more I begin to see why the medieval Catholic church did not allow the average person to read and interpret it.

The more I study the Bible, the more I begin to wonder how much the Bible has truly influenced my theology, versus how much my theology has influenced my reading of the Bible.

The more I study the Bible, the less confident I am in saying that my theology is based on scriptural exegesis.

The more I study the Bible, the more confused I get by it.



Because the Bible Tells Me So… or does it?

The Bible Tells me So

In his book, The Bible Tells Me So, Peter Enns invites Christians to read the Bible as a conversation or dialogue, rather than an infallible text or guide. When read this way, we are invited to enter into conversation with God about the Bible, rather than simply accept everything the Bible says without question. I like this approach, but I also have misgivings.



The post is perfectly inerrant

the Bible is not proof

In Bible college and seminary, I always found it strange that one of the primary reasons given for divine inspiration and the inerrancy of Scripture was “because the Bible says so.” I always thought…. “Really? We know the Bible is divinely inspired because the Bible says so? We know it is inerrant because it claims to be?” This is not a compelling argument…



Making Sense of the Bible

making sense of the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible is the book I wish I had read 20 years ago. It would have saved me so much headache, heartache, and trouble as I have sought to make sense of how to understand what the Bible teaches about God, and how to reconcile the enemy-loving Jesus with the enemy-killing God in the Old Testament.



The Bible is More Violent than Video Games

Bible is violent

In light of my series this past week about the Bible, in which I said that the Bible is the most violent religious text in the world, someone sent this picture to me. It made me think… Hmmm, why do I want my children to read the Bible again?