Ep 22: Derek Flood & Disarming Scripture
The Bible is a rap battle! How to read the Bible like Jesus did, how to wrestle with the hard parts, and how the scientific method can make us better Christians.
Derek Flood is the author of Disarming Scripture: Cherry-Picking Liberals, Violence-Loving Conservatives, and Why We All Need to Learn to Read the Bible Like Jesus Did. He is a writer for the Huffington Post & Red Letter Christians, and writes regularly at theRebelGod.com. Notes from this episode:
- The surprising and sometimes shocking way Jesus & Paul read scripture
- How to read the Bible like a rap battle
- Would Paul flunk seminary?
- What is Romans 15:8-10 doing with Psalm 18 and Deuteronomy 32?
- How Jesus quotes Isaiah
- The cheat-sheet to biblical interpretation
- What does the scientific method have to do with the scriptures?
- "By their fruits you will know them"
- Micah's teenage essay on Romans 13:10 and the Law of Christ
- The surprising meaning of the "unpardonable sin"
- A story about how Micah encountered Samir Selmanovic, found Peter Rollins, and shouted angry Psalms at Reverend Vince Anderson
- Chick Tract Christianity, and how it leads us to devalue the scriptures
- Why the Bible is not "life's instruction manual" or "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth"
- Christus Victor & an angry God
- Greg Boyd's review/response to Disarming Scripture
- Derek's book, Disarming Scripture, and the earlier one on Healing the Gospel
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