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REL THEO #1
Terms in this set (40)
what is the key question for this book?
How the are we to apply or live out the bible today?
what does it mean to pick and choose?
adopt the bible and adapt to our culture
(sabbath,tithing, foot washing, charismatic gifts, possessions, hot button topics)
what does it mean to adopt and adapt?
taking parts of bible and fitting them to our culture
what is morphing example
we morph an old practice into a new one
what is a timeless principle example
its a good idea behind it but not required; look behind the text
"that was then, this is now"
saying that the Bible expects things that were designed for the time but not for our time; charismatic gifts
what is the blue parakeet experience while reading the bible? what are blue parakeet passages?
passages in the Bible or questions from people we encounter that startle or surprise
what does it mean to read and retrieve
Going to the Bible to retrieve ideas and practices for today. This can be done by trying to retrieve all of it or by trying to retrieve only the essence
what is the difference btwn retrieving all of it and retrieving the essence?
retrieve all: take every word in Bible as literal and do it
essence:we can retrieve only what we can salvage for our day and for our culture
dif between the great tradition and traditionalism?
great tradition: core beliefs (how the church everywhere has read the bible)can be reduced down to the nicene creed and apostle creed; the importance of justification by faith from the reformation
traditionalism: finding an idea and determining how you read the bible through this idea
dif. through tradition and reading with tradition?
through: reading the bible for ourselves but not completely on our own; taking into account the tradition of interpretation (reformation time)
with: realizing that the bible will have blue parakeets (taking EVERYTHING into account)
something that's always true but changes by culture
why do we say the bible is a story? What elements of a story does the bible have?
has a beginning (Gen 1-11)
a long middle (Gen 12-Malachi 4 and Matt-Rev)
end (Matt 25, Rom 8, Rev 21-22)
explain morsels of law shortcut
seeing the bible only as a rule book; see God as a ticked off Law giver; "thou shall nots"
explain blessings and promises
reading the bible as a divine collection of morsels and truths; reading it like a fortune cookie; making the bible hard to read as a story
stephanus added numbered to NT in ____
explain mirrors and inkblots
instead of being swept into the bibles story inkblot thinkers sweep the bible up into their own story
trying to piece the puzzle together even when you don't know what the final picture will look like; leaves out a lot b/c "my puzzle" not bibles; tries to tame and cage the blue parakeets
showing only one chapter of the many chaptered bible; just looking at Jesus's teachings or just paul's
what is the difference between oneness and otherness
oneness: when ikons are at one with God, self, others, and the world, the glory of the one God illuminates all of life
gen 1-2 oneness
gen 3-11 otherness
gen 12-malachi otherness expands
christ the perfect eikon
matt-rev 20 one in christ
rev 21-22 perfectly one
how does our approach to relationships change when we alter how we frame those relationships
we frame it in love, trust and conversation; and no longer view it through an authoritarian lens
what is context and why does context matter for interpretation
knowing where it fits into the overall story
what is a wiki-story? what are the features, characters and non-negotiable elements of the bibles story?
the bible contains an ongoing series of interpretive retellings of the one story God wants us to know and hear; characters (God-Father, Son and Spirit)
bibles story moving from creation to new creation and redemptive benefits
features: plot, characters and Gods people
tell the King and His Kingdom story including the three chapters
theocracy: God rules (israelites)
Monarchy: Kings rule (Saul...); prophets
Christocracy: Jesus is King & governs ALL people; leads you back to theocracy
what is the gospel
the christocracy chapter of the story
redemptive benefits story
come from Jesus/King; designed for us to respond in obedience so that they become a blessing to others
dif btwn authority approach and relational approach of the bible
relational: Psalm 119, delight
why is listening important for bible interpretation? how does it relate?
3 levels of listening
do we have a relationship with the bible or with the God of the bible?
with the God of the bible
reading the bible so that we might love God and love others
what is Gods reason for speaking to us through the bible
to lead readers to be more loving
what is the purpose the "so that" of the bible
make us into people that love God and love others which leads to righteousness
wall: the bible & wise teachers
water: Holy Spirit
pool: our world
what are good works
concrete response to the needs we see in our neighbors