Doug Bennett's Blog – 11th mo. 2015 Archive (3)

Why Was the Bible Written -- And Why So Late?

November 19, 2015

Why was the Bible written? The Bible itself tells us very little. I don’t recollect any verse in which Jesus says to a disciple, “Simon, will you take notes today, you know, for the record?”

When I first came to know the Bible in my teens and 20s, it never occurred to me to wonder why the Bible had been written. Of course there was a Bible;…


Added by Doug Bennett on 11th mo. 19, 2015 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Why It Matters How We Read the Bible

“We want to clarify for everybody that this is not a homosexuality issue for us, this is an authority of scripture/interpretation of scripture/orthodoxy issue for us.” That’s what Anthem Friends Church said last week as they withdrew from Northwest Yearly Meeting.

Their exit…


Added by Doug Bennett on 11th mo. 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — 108 Comments

Sources of Authority in the Present

“Welcome to the battlefield,” writes Ross Douthat in the New York Times yesterday. That sentence concludes a piece in which he responds to a letter sent to the Times by a sizable group of Catholic scholars, and that letter, in turn, was written in response to a series of columns by Douthat,…


Added by Doug Bennett on 11th mo. 2, 2015 at 10:24am — 65 Comments

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