Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekly Random Links

The whole sweep of Scripture

NT Wright speaks on how to read the bible. He advocates reading to gain big and a small view of scripture. Not just a big view or a small detailed view. 'Let it wash over you'.

Douglas A. Campbell | Eerdmans Author Interview Series

Youtube clip on a couple of his books. Has some really appropriate statements (16:20-18:55) about how many Christians are insecure in their faith and don't really know if they are saved. Another author, Scot McKnight has argued it is just this the soterian gospel creates in church audiences - liminality.

Guest Q & R with Michael Hardin: "The wrath of God stuff bothers me …"

Maybe you can help me with two questions.
1. Just this Sunday the epistle reading was Romans 5:1-11 . Verse 8 and 9 (NRSV)
8 But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. 9 Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood,will we be saved through him from the wrath of God.

The Wrath of God stuff bothers me. I reviewed Chap 22 in your New Kind of Christianity, and I had written in the margins R. Rohr's thoughts on the the Jesus hermeneutic: "that Jesus consistently ignored or even denied exclusionary, punitive, and triumphalist or imperialistic texts... in favor of passages that emphasized inclusion, mercy , compassion and honesty ." So should we ignore Paul here in this instance?