Lectionary readings

On this site, we have been having an energetic discussion on whether we can disagree with any parts of the Bible or not:
Disagreeing With The Bible Part 1
Disagreeing With The Bible Part 2
Disagreeing with The Bible Part 3

At heart, is the question of how we use the Bible. How can we hold to the Bible being inspired, and not follow every detail within it? Some, of course, answer this by saying everything is word-for-word dictated by God (including, some would have, translations – all the way to the King James Bible) and so we must follow every detail within it. Others see the Bible as the word of God in the words of it’s human authors, excusing the Bible’s imperfections because the latter are imperfect. Or they describe the Bible as a reliable account of God’s action in history. As is so often the case with things, no model adequately covers every aspect of living with the Bible I love, the Bible that inspires and drives my life, the Bible that gives words to that spirituality.

I previously worked on a series to reflect on nuancing “The Bible says”. I encourage you to engage with this series:

1) Textual Criticism
2) The Septuagint (LXX)
3) Hebrew vowel pointing
4) The canon
5) Translation
6) Continuity problems
7) Social Cultural Historical Geographic context
8) The Bible says 8

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