Tag Archive: story

Good Endings Don’t Come Out of Left Field

In the last post, we reviewed what Middleton believes is our raison d’être: to steward the power God has bestowed upon as the rulers and subduers of the world in a responsible, non-violent… 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

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 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

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