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;…

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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…

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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,…

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

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