becoming scripture

would posit that when the writers were writing, as a NT professor once said to me, that they were thinking that one day people we spend histories and days discussing what we should and shouldn’t do regarding how ‘they’ treated the situations they were in. i would say approaching scripture as an unfolding narrative and as something we get to write even now (which is essentially what was happening when the ‘authors’ were ‘living’ what they wrote down) creates space for growth, rather than approaching scripture as a book of answers powerfully reduces the power of the narrative and the myth (used as Joseph Campbells’ defines it) of the stories and how we intertwine ourselves with them. i would say for me, scripture is more about how i am becoming scripture rather than following the letter of the law, so to speak.


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