On a Learning Curve with God

MEMO for Those Who Preach



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Heretical Teaching

I'm sure you all will never print this, but this is heretical teaching. Why a Christian would recommend the reading of a non-believing Rabbi who thinks like this is beyond me. I'm trying not to say anything negative about these two individuals, but this isn't good theological work. It is what the ancients called heresy and it is only hurting the church.

Brandon Fulmer more than 1 year ago

My understanding of Christianity is

That it is not a never ending, ever evolving conversation. I worship an everlasting and consistent creator God who is dealing with a stiff-necked people who constantly want to go their own way. After all, that is the main point of the Old Testament--God's chosen people always falling short and chasing after other things than the one true holy triune God. I am with John Wesley in understanding that our starting part is that we are broken and are incapable of being in right relationship with God except through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.

“Come and see”
from The Good News We Almost Forgot by Kevin DeYoung
"No doubt, the church in the west has many new things to learn. But for the most part, everything we need to learn is what we’ve already forgotten. The chief theological task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or to be relevant but to remember. We must remember the old, old story. We must remember the faith once delivered to the saints. We must remember the truths that spark reformation, revival, and regeneration…In a church age confused about the essential elements of the Christian faith—and whether Christianity has any doctrinal center at all—the Heidelberg Catechism offers a relentless reminder of the one doctrine that matters most: We are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior."

betsy more than 1 year ago

Satire or useful perspective?

It's hard to tell if the author has a Schiff syndrome (uncontrollable satire) or is he serious about presenting Steven Greenberg's bible interpretation. Somebody set me straight - does Cotton have a particular perspective that is useful to consider, other than "work with God to evolve the Bible’s meanings"?

C.A. Buster more than 1 year ago

Jesus' Law

I think Clint Archer does a pretty good job in clarifying Jesus’ Laws that need no re-imagining.

C.A. Buster more than 1 year ago


So how long does he think it will take before God makes it far enough along the learning curve to have a conversation appropriate to a 21st century context? The author's approach opens the door for us to rewrite the Bible in a way that matches our desires. I want no part of that.

Kevin more than 1 year ago