Getting the Bible Right is Not Just About Getting the Bible Right (on therapy, recycling, loving your neighbor, and realizing you are not God)

Today we continue our series of posts on Kenton Sparks’s wonderful little book, Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture. My first post is here and my most recent is here. Sparks is professor of Old Testament and provost at Eastern University, and the author of God’s Word in Human Words: [Read More...]

If the Bible is Broken, How Do You Fix It?

Today we continue our playful romp through Kent Sparks’s recent book Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture. (The first post is here and the previous post is here.) In chapter 10, “Listening to the Diversity and Unity of Scripture,” Sparks begins to tie together the previous chapters and move toward a more positive construction. In [Read More...]

It’s not “the Bible” but Holy Scripture (or, Who Gets Invited to the Barbecue?)

After a couple of weeks of Philadelphia heat, getting caught up on some late projects, and being held in the grip of the drama that is synchronized diving, I am back to posting on Kent Sparks’s provocative and thoughtful book Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture. (You can find my first [Read More...]


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