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In today’s video, Michael Ramsden of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics discusses the humility and openness we need to have before we approach Scripture. Ramsden encourages us to continually question to what extent our paradigms of Scripture can be open to change, lest we end up defending paradigms rather than what Scripture actually says.
The question, says Ramsden, is not if we should use our minds when reading Scripture, but how we can use them. Obviously there are things as Christians that we must hold to, but we must be clear as to what those things are. The fruit of the spirit, Ramsden reminds us, are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, and ever as “uncompromising” Christians, we must be sure that these virtues still shine through.
Commentary written by the BioLogos editorial team.
Michael Ramsden has been European Director of RZIM Zacharias Trust since its foundation in 1997. He also is Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and Lecturer in Christian Apologetics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. While at Sheffield University doing research in Law and Economics, Michael taught Moral Philosophy and lectured for the International Seminar on Jurisprudence and Human Rights in Strasbourg. He has been invited to lecture to a variety of groups including the White House staff in Washington, D.C., leaders at NATO HQ in Brussels and members of the European Parliament.