Scripture and Tradition are sometimes thought of by evangelicals as two opposing authorities, but how might we try to read them together to work out what the apostles taught? Here, I take a stab at offering some principles, with worked examples, for understanding Scripture and Tradition together.
The resurrection is the seal of Christ’s love for us, the sign that love is indeed strong as death.
Many say that we have to pay first attention to the original audience and the human author to understand the Scriptures. But who are they, anyway? And does that audience relate to the events that they were reading about in Scripture?
Some say being humble means never saying anything good about yourself. Some say it means you never say anything about yourself at all. St Paul consistently breaks both those rules. What gives?
‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.’ — John 3:16 ‘The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.’ — John 3:35 God loves the world, so gave it His Son; God loves His Son,Continue reading “God So Loved the [blank] that He Gave [blank]”
A couple thousand years before Jesus, someone else thought of serving a simple meal of bread and wine. What was going on?
One storyline of Scripture is God finding somewhere to live.
Should we preach the gospel or serve the poor? Yes.
Or, ‘Missing the Wood for the Trees’
Jesus resembled his earthly father as well as his heavenly.