Tag Archive: 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

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

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

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

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