Reading the Bible Is Not Enough Part 4: Living the Gospel

“…making good sense of the Bible and applying that sense wisely to our lives is a hard thing to do.”[1] Bigger than the Church Consider this familiar story.[2] A congregation recognizes its neighborhood has changed dramatically. The leadership sense something has shifted and they want to reach out to the new realities of their context. … Continue reading Reading the Bible Is Not Enough Part 4: Living the Gospel

Reading the Bible Is Not Enough Part 3: Doing Theology

“…making good sense of the Bible and applying that sense wisely to our lives is a hard thing to do.”[1] Everyone Does Theology Theology is a word most people reserve for academics, those who study and teach about God as a profession. However, have you ever thought about who God is, considered God’s will, wondered … Continue reading Reading the Bible Is Not Enough Part 3: Doing Theology

Reading the Bible Is Not Enough Part 2: Knowing the Bible

“…making good sense of the Bible and applying that sense wisely to our lives is a hard thing to do.”[1] The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy In recent years, there has been a common lament among Christian leaders and educators about the demise of biblical literacy among Christians. More in more at Christian universities, college freshmen … Continue reading Reading the Bible Is Not Enough Part 2: Knowing the Bible

Reading the Bible is Not Enough Part 1: Three Tasks We Bring to Bible Reading

This series of posts come from a Bible class series I taught in January 2018. However, the ideas of the three tasks first came togehter as a teaching strategy to move people from reading scripture to doing something about it. Read the rest of the series: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Reading the Bible … Continue reading Reading the Bible is Not Enough Part 1: Three Tasks We Bring to Bible Reading