This is a book review post. For the first time in this series, I’m going to shift away from the source text, as the scholars would say. Instead, I want to look at the book by Rob Bell on the topic, and I’ll add my thoughts. Here’s where we’re going: About the Book About theContinue reading “What is the Bible? : A Review of Rob Bell’s Book”
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What is the Bible? : The Ultimate Story
The Ultimate Story. Here’s what that means: A story is about a character who wants something and overcomes conflict to get it. Or, a story is about a character who meets a guide, who gives a plan, and the character follows that plan to success or failure, aka comedy or tragedy. Those specific definitions wereContinue reading “What is the Bible? : The Ultimate Story”
What is the Bible? : What the Bible is NOT
Let’s talk about what the Bible is NOT. The Bible is not an instruction manual. The Bible is not a fairy tale. The Bible is not a scientific research paper. The Bible is not a philosophical treatise. The Bible is not a quote book. The Bible is not a coffee table book. Let me brieflyContinue reading “What is the Bible? : What the Bible is NOT”
What is the Bible? : The Genres of the Bible
The Bible is a single volume with many books inside. Those books were written over the course of thousands of years and across multiple genres. For that reason, it’s worth understanding what genres we’re dealing with when we read the different books of the Bible. If we don’t understand how to read different genres, we’llContinue reading “What is the Bible? : The Genres of the Bible”
What is the Bible? : A Source of Theology
The Bible is one source for informing your theology. There are other sources that can inform your theology as well, including experience, logic, and tradition. These four sources are the primary means for informing Christian theology. We’ll explore them here, but first, let’s dive into why this matters. Why this matters? Source 1: Bible SourceContinue reading “What is the Bible? : A Source of Theology”
What is the Bible? : What Books Are In The Bible?
For starters, the Bible is not one book. The Bible is 66 books if you’re a Protestant Christian. The Bible is 73 books if you’re a Catholic. The Bible is only 24 books if you’re Jewish. (And it’s called the Tanakh, not the Bible.) As you can see, we’re already off to a good start!Continue reading “What is the Bible? : What Books Are In The Bible?”
What is the Bible?
I love this question. It’s so open-ended. There’s so much room to explore. There are so many thoughts, so many opinions, so many ideas. What is the Bible? You can go 182 directions with this question and you still won’t scratch the surface. I’ll tackle this in a myriad of ways, from a myriad ofContinue reading “What is the Bible?”