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  1. Michael says:

    I thought there was some decent links here…maybe not.

  2. Rocksy says:

    Yes, very good collection of links! Out of curiosity, which of the “progressive Christians comments on Alisa’s blog do you agree with? I’m all for thoughtful Christianity but most of those comments she posted seemed like pretty huge red flags for even the most “thoughtful” of Christians.

  3. Michael says:

    Rocksy,

    I have serious questions with inerrancy and I believe social justice is part of the very fiber of biblical Christianity.
    I have no problem asking questions of traditions…

  4. Babylon's Dread says:

    The one thing we know about progressive christianity is that it will ultimately be nothing because it is nothing. It’s just a rehashed and updated version of the nonsense that emptied the mainline churches.

  5. Babylon's Dread says:

    Inerrancy is an errant view of the nature of the Bible itself. Authority is essential but inerrancy is a word that even science cannot live up to.

    Without an authoritative text the church goes away. Inerrancy claims too much and undermines authority the same way an abusive father undermines the family but an admirable father ennobles the whole.

  6. Michael says:

    BD,
    That’s an interesting comparison.
    I do do agree that we need an authoritative text…but we also have to define authoritative.

  7. Michael says:

    BD,
    Well said.
    We also have to define authoritative….

  8. Michael says:

    Sorry for the duplicate …using my iPhone.

  9. Em says:

    Inerrancy … I have never been made aware of a contradiction that made me doubt the authority of Bible… The Book is a miracle, a supernaturally composed continuity…
    Loong years ago a distant in-law close to 90 years of age surprised us with a wedding gift. She had taken the trouble to learn that our bed was king size and made us an enormous, intricate patchwork quilt. My new sister in law saw it, asked where we got it and upon learning the story, said, “She missed a couple stitches.” That’s all. She dismissed it with that comment.
    People who similarly dismiss or doubt the Bible are in the same category… Like dear old Aunt Gerry, God would probably say, “So who made you the judge over Me?”. 😇

  10. Babylon's Dread says:

    Em,

    The Chicago Statement on Inerrancy has what? Over 20 qualifiers… that is to say this book is inerrant if you exclude everything that causes us to say hmmmm. Authority is what Jesus himself carried when Matthew wrote, 7:29 for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes. Authority is that which carries the text. It is not that which we carry to the text to undergird a view of the text. Authority is the demons fleeing, the diseases yielding, the ears opening, the accusers being silenced, and yes, the one who carried it being nailed to a tree. Authority is divine weight not human argument.

  11. Duane Arnold says:

    BD

    “Authority is divine weight not human argument.” Insightful, clear and concise…

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