I still think the NT canon should be explore a bit. I’m going with an organic view of the creation. Anyway, this covers the OT really well.
I’m going to have to disagree with some who insist Wesley was an inerrantist. He wasn’t. I do think he was an infallibilist, however, as one would have to be to honestly hold to the Articles of Religion. I could argue this point, but I’m not. Rather, I wanted to follow up yesterday’s post with […]
Last week, Bishop Carter (Florida) wrote a brief post for Huffington Post. Here, he laments the misconstruing of the word evangelical as a synonym for conservative. He is not ready to leave that term behind because, he writes, I have been nurtured and fed by the stream of Christianity that flows from the deep reservoir of […]
How should Christians relate to their Bible? The primary locus or home of Scripture in Christianity is the liturgy, the church gathered for worship. Theologians write books about the Bible because it is proclaimed in the liturgy; the Bible is not proclaimed in the liturgy because theologians write books about it. Further, for Christians, the […]
Many United Methodists have heard the popular hermeneutical (biblical interpretation) teachings coming from one of our most prominent pastors. In contrast to more holistic and classical methods of Biblical interpretation, this method separates out the words of Scripture and places them into one of three “buckets.” According to this “bucket” method, Scripture can fall into […]
In my wonderings around the interweb last night, I stumbled across the Narrative Lectionary. My curiosity was peaked and so I started to research this new Lectionary. Up until last night, I had never heard of the Narrative Lectionary (NL) before and was surprised to learn it was put together in 2010 by Luther Seminary, […]
Over the past year or so, I’ve engaged others on the topic of canon. Some suggest that the Catholic/Orthodox canon(s) are the real Christian one. Others suggest that we must heed the Jewish canon. Neither of these statements are accurate because the “canon” is actually something designed by the community. Yes, the Catholic/Orthodox canon(s) are […]
What are your thoughts?
The entire chapter is worth reading, but St Bonaventure (a mythic and a theologian (really, can you be one or the other?) writes regarding the proper senses/lens in reading Scripture as Christians: 1. Finally, there is depth in the Scriptures, deriving from their several figurative meanings. Many Scriptural passages have, besides the direct sense, three other […]
At the Council of Carthage in 379, a list of books allowed to be used in worship (Mass, Divine Liturgy) was finally finalized (sorta). For the Old Testament, they included all of the books in the common canon (the Jewish 22), but likewise the “five books of Solomon.” This includes Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom […]