Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Bible And The Patience Of God

From Kristin M. Swenson, a great primer on modern scholarship's understanding of the Bible and its sources, ending with a reassurance about the sheer mystery of faith:
[T]his information about the Bible is compatible with belief in it. A person can simultaneously accept these truths about the Bible and the Bible as the Word of God. Doing so may require recalibrating assumptions, though, to allow for the possibility that God patiently works through people and time, enjoys a good debate and prefers inviting conversation over issuing absolutes.

1 comment:

Robyn Henk said...

Good article. I think it's important to be able to have "adult" conversations about the Bible without having our faith questioned, or dissolving into trite or rote sound bites, or bitter diatribes. Somehow, I think God enjoys intelligent investigation about Himself and His Word.