There has been an awful lot on this blog recently about the Bible- apologies to those of you who are not interested in such debates. But hey, it is MY blog after all, and I think these things are more important now then ever.
How else do we find a rudder in the mess of what we are becoming, unless we ask these deep searching questions?
This is NOT the same thing as trying to hold back time- trying to return us to some faux Victorian world view. We need to be free to re-encounter the words of the Bible, to debate it, to question it and allow ourselves to be questioned by it. My recent posts have been a bit about trying to make some space for this.
I saw this today- Steve Chalke of Oasis kind of saying the same thing;<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/86521708″>Restoring Confidence in the Bible</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user12741304″>Oasis UK</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Excellent! A reasoned encouragement to use our brains and judgement along with our faith!!
But Steve says it in a smiley evangelist type of way! But I am biased as I have history with him.
Would recommend this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Banned-Questions-About-Bible-Christian-ebook/dp/B004W7E3G4/ref=la_B001JSB7YK_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392837525&sr=1-2