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If the “Truth mine” approach to the Bible is so broken, why is it so widespread and why do Christians keep using it?

[In my previous posts I have suggested approaching the Bible as a “truth mine,” to be excavated for eternal and divine truths that are applicable to everyone, is problematic for several reasons. The development and nature of the Bible itself … Continue reading

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Why this use of the Bible is problematic in practice…

[In my previous post I described how the dominant approach to the Bible I have seen in Christianity is problematic, if not outright impossible, to use given the development and the nature of the Bible.  In this post I want … Continue reading

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How I have seen the Bible used…

When it comes to answering the question, “How should Christians understand and use the Bible?” thousands of answers, traditions and streams of thought exist. Many books have been written on this subject. It would be presumptuous to suggest that I could … Continue reading

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