3 results for tag: biblicism


The Perils of Bible Dissection: A Parable – Brad Jersak

In my mind, I see vividly a young man in a white coat, his eyes locked on mine, leaning forward and sputtering loudly and insistently, "What about the spleen?! What about the spleen?!" Only a small laboratory table creates breathing space between us ... not enough to spare me from wayward droplets spraying with his words. On the table lays a frog in a petri dish, pinned back and spread-eagle, its guts exposed in glorious detail. My nostrils cringe to the assault of wafting formaldehyde vapors. Our amature biologist wields a scalpel--poking, poking, poking at the mince that had recently been a recognizable and attached organ--and continuing to ...

Winter 2014


Review of Peter Enns’ ‘The Bible Tells Me So’ – Review by Caleb Miller (with a quick preview)

Peter Enns, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It (HarperOne, 2014). Review by Caleb Miller As a student of theology and the scriptures, I read hundreds of books on the topics of biblical studies and hermeneutics. Few authors catch our attention when writing varying thoughts on reading the bible. For my own tastes, too many are often too “literal” in their approach and ignore a broader meaning to be found by reading things a little more openly. What Peter Enns has managed to do in his new book “The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture has Made us Unable to Read It” is nothing short of ...