Top 10 Things Learned about Reading the Bible from “The Blue Parakeet”

I have finally finished a close and slow reading of Scot McKnight’s The Blue Parakeet.  This is the first of three books I am wanting to read on how best to interpret and… Continue reading

Women in Ministry (Part Three)

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 14, Silencing the Blue Parakeet (1), and Chapter 15, Silencing the Blue Parakeet (2) Regardless of the undeniable fact that women were active in ministry in the… Continue reading

Women in Ministry (Part Two)

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 12, What Did Women Do in the Old Testament and Chapter 13, What Did Women Do in the New Testament McKnight begins by questioning the whole way… Continue reading

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

Most Overused Phrase of 2012

If I may breakaway from the “weightier” matters of life. Here’s my vote for the most overused phrase of 2012 . . . game changer As in, I’ll bet this post is a… 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