What is the Bible and what are we supposed to do with it? What does knowing God mean, and how does scripture help? How will we know when we are seeing an accurate representation of God? These are the questions the Lectionary guides us through this week.
2 Timothy 3:14–4:5 Scripture is inspired by God—for making us wise for the salvation that appears in Christ Jesus. What it looks like to reframe our understanding of inspiration around the Christological purpose articulated in 2 Tim 3:13.
Jeremiah 31:27-34 New exodus promises a new covenant. Jeremiah contends for a better covenant and a better understanding of God to go along with it.
Psalm 119:97-104 No equivocation about the Law here—in Ps 119 it is unequivocally awesome! But what does that mean for us who see Christ rather than the Law as the perfect embodiment of the will of God, and as the one whose knowledge transforms us?
Luke 18:1-8 Do we know who God is well enough to ask God for the things that God would only too readily give? Do we have the faith to entrust ourselves to the God who promises a love of justice?
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA. He is also serving as pastoral director for the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is hot off the presses. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (http://patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.