Learning to Discern What the Spirit is Saying to the Church Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost Craig S. Keener Reviewed by Brad Sumner What is the subject?…
In Mennonite Brethren circles, we often talk about community hermeneutics, and affirm it as the primary way of reading and understanding the Bible. Yet most Sunday mornings, one person stands up and tells everyone else what a certain text means. Is there another way?
As Mennonite Brethren, we say we are people of the Book. If this is true, some natural questions ought to come to our minds. Questions like “Who gets to interpret the text and with what tools?” and “How do we discern if our interpretation is correct?” or “What happens when there is a divergence of opinion?”
The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible
McKnight’s The Blue Parakeet is the latest addition to the growing collection of popular writings recommending a narrative approach to Scripture. For McKnight, Scripture is the story of God’s activity in history…