Category Archive: How To Read the Bible

Women in Ministry (Part One)

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Part 4 Introduction, Women in Church Ministries Today and Chapter 11, The Bible and Women  We now come to the last third of the book in which McKnight… Continue reading

How To Apply The Bible (well, sort of!)

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 9: “The Year of Living Jesus-ly” & Chapter 10: “Finding the Pattern of Discernment“ As we read our Bibles, we can listen carefully but we still have… Continue reading

What is the Bible Trying to Do to Us?

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 8: The Boring Chapter (on Missional Listening) In this chapter McKnight picks up and finishes the thought of the last chapter by exploring what it is that… Continue reading

Hearers, Listeners, Doers: A Relational Approach to Bible Reading

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 6: From Paper to Person & Chapter 7: God Speaks, We Listen Why do we read the Bible?  Are we after information, or is the goal of… Continue reading

God’s Grand Story

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 5: The Plot of the Wiki-Stories Next McKnight describes the five-part plot of the biblical Story.  This is the thematic Story that is continually reinterpreted and retold… Continue reading

The Bible: A Book of Ever-Changing Constancy

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 4: It’s A Story with Power In this chapter, McKnight begins to answer the central question of the book: how should we read the Bible?  He starts… Continue reading

No Shortcuts

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 3: Inkblots and Puzzles With this chapter McKnight starts a new section devoted to answering the question: What is the Bible?  Of course, how one answers this… Continue reading

Three Ways to Read the Bible

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 2: The Birds and I This chapter is where McKnight explains the analogy that produced the title of the book.  I’ll let you buy the book to… Continue reading

God Says It, I Believe It, So That Settles It! Really?

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 1: The Book and I Like many of us, McKnight grew up hearing this mantra: “God says it, I believe it, so that settles it.” Oh, if… Continue reading

How to Read the Bible Series

How should we read and apply the words of an ancient Bible to our modern world? That is one big question and certainly a foundational one. There is rarely a month that goes… Continue reading