Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Review

Synopsis: Churches argue about stuff.  Sometimes they argue about the Bible.  This is a book about that. Most Christians who have been in conservative circles for any amount of time are aware of arguments in Biblical interpretation (i.e. differing opinions of how to read Genesis 1, views on predestination, Calvinism, the role of women, etc.). These “in-house” discussions tend to dominate the horizon in many … Continue reading

Reading The Bible


“But of course the Bible is so much more than a great puzzle book whose secrets can sometimes be unearthed by the reductionistic historical criticism with which, for good or ill, I was indoctrinated in my youth.  The inexplicable divine mystery still speaks through the old pages and through my hermeneutical confusion; and in the end I must pursue the book because it has always … Continue reading