Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Living Spiritual Rhythms - November 1

The failure to recognize that there are usually two dangers and not merely one, may lead to serious misunderstandings of God. We can worry, for example, about the danger of traditional interpretations of the Bible not being adhered to, but we also need to be cautious about rejecting new interpretations that may be called for through discoveries in the natural world. While the impact of these breakthroughs may not yet be precisely worked out concerning our interpretations of the biblical text, this is no reason to argue that the scientific data that is causing questions to arise is completely faulty. On the one hand, holding on to traditional interpretations may betray what’s truer, while on the other, they may have credibility. This is equally true for new interpretations. On the one hand, they may betray what’s truer, on the other, they may affirm it. Up to us to passionately work it out.