VIDEO: My interview with Brad Jersak about Disarming Scripture

Sunday, March 01, 2015

This week I had a conversation with my friend Brad Jersak about my book Disarming Scripture for the inaugural broadcast of CWRlive.  It was a great conversation, and we were able to cover a lot of territory, wrestling with the problem of violence in both the Old and New Testaments, discussing what inspiration means, and how we can read Scripture as scripture, and finally what being faithful to Jesus' call to practice enemy love looks like in our world today.

All in all it's an hour-long video chock-full of good stuff that I hope you enjoy watching.





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3 Comments:

At 4:32 AM, Blogger Judy Gale said...

This was a very thought-provoking and helpful discussion. Thank you both!!!

 
At 10:58 PM, Blogger René Lafaut said...

Loved the discussion...brought more stuff into focus and clarified and stabilized more that I read from your book. But I'm not on the same page with you when it comes to forgiveness. If we refuse to repent from un-forgive-ness how can God forgive us? The NT makes it clear that we who hear the good news need to repent and believe on Jesus if we want to be saved. The Lord's Prayer comes to mind on how we are forgiven as we forgive. I think there is a lot of wiggle room in how to interpret Jesus' parables. You are correct God forgives lavishly, over and over again...and still more besides...so I don't think your rigid take on the unmerciful servant parable works for me. One last thing. Yes many of the authors of the OT had their own motivations for what they wrote...but I believe God's intentions often was otherwise for including them in the OT...just like Joseph said about his brothers: you intended it for harm but God intended it for good." Having said that I still feel very uncomfortable with the genocide...and revenge mentality amongst other things found in the OT. How could God command us to kill mercilessly in the OT and care so strongly for all life like Jesus does in the NT? So thanks for writing the books you do and for jotting down your thoughts on your blog!

 
At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Derek said...

Hey Rene,
You bring up an interesting point. I began to type a response, but it got way too long so I made it into a blog post. Go check it out.

 

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