“While I was still young, before I went on my travels, I sought wisdom openly in my prayer. Before the temple I asked for her, and I will search for her until the end.”
“Why is it that the Bible is full of narratives rather than definitions? The case is that the story is best told as a story. Doctrine is shorthand for the story.”
“It is why we need to respect the text. Not necessarily obey the text, or be enslaved by the text, but RESPECT the text and listen to it. So that we can be good midwives and help give birth to a new text that has new life.”
Today the T.A. in my Old Testament class compared Mitt Romney to the wealthy population as described in Amos.
“The Bible is not a ‘do as I do’ document…it is so much more complex than that.”