5 shortcuts to reading the Bible
Delighted to hear Scot (jesuscreed.org) McKnight in person this afternoon, talking about how in the world we can have the confidence to know what parts of Bible apply today and what doesn’t. He suggests that there’s a third way to read the Bible, less of a pick & choose, and more of an adopt & adapt discerning kind of way.
In the middle of the talk, he observed 5 shortcuts to Bible reading, implied less-than-ideal::
- Morsels of law
- Morsels of blessings and promises
- Rorschach ink blot
- Piecing together the puzzle of God’s mind
- Maestro approach
They’re selling MP3s for $6 each, probably more of a production quality. I recorded a raw unofficial audio a few minutes after he started ranting about blue parakeets — listen to 2-part audio below:
Scot wanted to be quoted saying: “Calvinists, who believe most in the Noetic impact of the Fall seem to believe it has affected their system the least.”
the Noetic effect that has affected all humanity, somehow has affected Calvinism the least?!
Scot McKnight belives that the Bible is a collection of wiki stories. That, we construct the story based on the wiki stories in the Bible, based on wiki stories of The Story.
His 3 keywords to reading the Bible: story, listen, and discern.
Scot’s closing mantra: In moses day in moses way… God speaks today in our way, as we discern together in community.