Why Do We Not Follow the Bible Sometimes? Some Examples – An Excerpt from The Blue Parakeet, 2nd Edition by Scot McKnight
Our all-too-glib and frequently heard Christian claim to practice whatever the Bible says annoys me. You might be annoyed that I just said this, but I’d like a fair hearing. I ask you to consider the following clear teachings of the Bible that few, if any, Christians practice. Perhaps you can ask yourself this question as you read through these passages: Why do I not do what this passage in the Bible teaches?
In today’s excerpt from the second edition of The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible, Scot McKnight continues to challenge us to look beyond a black and white reading of Scripture, and to discern from it ways we as church communities can be fruitfully approaching the gray and fuzzy issues facing us today.
How in the World are We Reading the Same Bible? – An Excerpt from The Blue Parakeet
Women in Leadership. Participation in war. Charismatic gifts. We can all agree that we don’t always agree on topics such as these. How is it that we are all reading the same Bible, but finding ourselves on different sides?
In today’s excerpt from The Blue Parakeet, Scot McKnight tells the story of his early years of study and how he was disturbed as he saw conflicting interpretations of Scripture and how this discontent drove him to rethink how he read the Bible.
The Discovery of a Question
Throughout this process of conversion and reading the Bible, I made discoveries that created a question that disturbed me and still does.…