Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it. McKnight's The Blue Parakeet calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew to our heart.
McKnight challenges us to rethink how to read the Bible, not just to puzzle it together into some systematic belief but to see it as a Story that we're summoned to enter and to carry forward in our day.
About the Author
Scot McKnight is Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author of more than eighty books, including the award-winning The Jesus Creed as well as The King Jesus Gospel, A Fellowship of Differents, One.Life, The Blue Parakeet, and Kingdom Conspiracy. He maintains an active blog at www.christianitytoday.com/scot-mcknight. He and his wife, Kristen, live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where they enjoy long walks, gardening, and cooking.
Chapter 1 - The Book and I
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Chapter 2 - The Birds and I
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Chapter 3 - Inkblots and Puzzles
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Chapter 4 - It's a Story with Power!
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Chapter 5 - The Plot of the Wiki-Stories
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Chapter 6 - From Paper to Person
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Chapter 7 - God Speaks, We Listen
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Chapter 8 - The Boring Chapter (on Missional Listening)
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Chapter 9 - The Year of Living Jesus-ly
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Chapter 10 - Finding the Pattern of Discernment
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Chapter 11 - Slaves in the King and His Kingdom Redemption Story
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Chapter 12 - Atonement in the King and His Kingdom Redemption Story
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Chapter 13 - Justice in the King and His Kingdom Redemption Story
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