N.T. Wright explores the context and manner in which Scripture is authoritative. He does so by questioning the meaning of an authoritative book as well as the application of such authority. Wright encourages us to flee from the controlling “list” mentalities that belittle the richness of God’s Word, and rather to understand it as a narrative inspired by God and recorded by ancient persons. Ultimately, God “organizes” his people through his Son Jesus and by the Holy Spirit, and not through extracted rules from the Bible.
  • N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 1

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    The Christian tradition has assumed that what scripture says, God says, but even those who were most concerned to make this point were often somewhat cavalier in how they applied this... Read More >

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  • N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 3

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    Throw a rulebook at people’s head or offer them a list of doctrines, and they can duck or avoid it.. Tell them a story, though, and you invite them to come into a different worl... Read More >

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  • N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 4

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    God’s authority, which we have to understand before understanding what the authority of scripture means, is based on the fact that this God is the loving, wise, creator, redeeme... Read More >

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  • N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 5

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        In the church and in the world, it is not enough to translate Scripture into timeless truths; we have to tell the story. It is the story which breaks open all other ... Read More >

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  • N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 6

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    N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 6 | N.T. Wright

        The Bible is a book of personal renewal, the book of tears and laughter, the book through which God resonates with our pain and joy. This is the really powerful auth... Read More >

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