So True!

I saw this saying recently and was struck immediately by how true it is.  Who doesn’t have a hard life?  Who doesn’t deal with some junk sometimes?  Everyone has something in their life… Continue reading

Criticize by Creating

“I criticize by creating something beautiful.” (attributed to Michelangelo) I really like this quote, shared in a recent sermon by Evertt Huffard, dean of the Harding School of Theology, my alma mater.  In a… Continue reading

Love is Dangerous

Thanks to Melanie for forwarding this wonderful quote that reminds us true love is risky business.  But is there any other way? “To love at all is to be vulnerable.  Love anything, and… Continue reading

Jesus Is The Point

Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible, Chapter 5: The Christocentric Hermeneutical Key It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God.  The Bible, read in the right spirit, and… Continue reading

The Course of The Spiritual Life

The whole course of the spiritual life is falling off, and returning, slipping away from the truth and turning back to it, leaving and returning. (Henri Nouwen, Home Tonight: Further Reflections on the… Continue reading

More Reasons to Be Done with Biblicism

Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible, Chapter 4: Subsidiary Problems with Biblicism As Smith has recounted already, the most discrediting problem with biblicism is the fact that people from the same background can… Continue reading

Why Biblicism?

Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible, Chapter 3: Some Relevant History, Sociology and Psychology In this short but technical chapter, Smith explores from where the thinking behind biblicism came.  He anchors the rise… Continue reading

Is There A Meaning in This Text (or Many)?

Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible, Chapter 2: The Extent and Source of Pervasive Interpretive Pluralism What is evangelicalism?  There are so many different and even divergent beliefs amongst people who call themselves… Continue reading

The Problem with Biblicism

Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible, Chapter 1: Biblicism and the Problem of Pervasive Interpretive Pluralism Christian Smith loses no time telling us why he thinks biblicism is an impossible position to hold… Continue reading

Are You A Biblicist?

Do you believe the following? The Bible contains God’s very words inerrantly passed on by humans (Divine Writing) The Bible is all of God’s revelation to humanity (Total Representation) Everything we need to… Continue reading