The scandal of the Evangelical mind is that doctrine determines academic conclusions. Degrees, books, papers, and other marks of prestige are valued—provided you come to predetermined conclusions.
Jared & Pete talk with Brian McLaren about the dangers of a “weaponized Bible” and how our own bias and interpretation may cause us to reach some incomplete conclusions.
The Old Testament models an intentionally innovative, adaptive, and contemporizing theological dynamic—a recasting of the past to speak to the changing present and for a vision for the future.
If you are someone who has the same question about where the boundaries are now that the landscape looks different, perhaps answering that question should not be priority one.
The thing is, I’m getting bored. But I’m not blaming anyone. It’s more about gaining insight, seeing more clearly the lay of the land, and proceeding forward with that understanding and owning it rather than being oblivious to it.