The imminent New Testament scholar, Anglican, and good guy Dr Michael Bird posted something on Facebook that caught my eye. He noted that the Athanasian Canon (Festal letter 39) has a different ordered for the New Testament than we have now. Continuing, I must without hesitation mention the scriptures of the New Testament; they are […]
I’ve had the pleasure of reading some of this before. This will go into the theological canon of Next Methodism next to works by William Abraham and Kevin Watson. Entering into the life of God is like walking into the ocean. The further you go, the more immersed you become. You become more aware of […]
I still want to focus on my organic theory. But, it would only compliment Watson’s well-stated view.
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 […]