Monday, July 3, 2017

Reflection for the Week - July 3

Appeals to the biblical text as God’s communicative action (what God has authored) and to the Spirit speaking in the text do not help when it comes to dealing with the thorny issue of biblical authority. This typical Reformation view simply assumes what it states – the biblical text is authoritative because in certain places it says it is. We’re going to have to do better. When you consider that the Bible has many genres and ways of formulating words and actions, I’d wager that notions of authority need to be revisited.