It's been a good while since my last post but the wait will be worth it. Why?
I am devouring book after book by biblical scholars, textural critics, moderate evangelicals, radical agnostics, adventurous and not so, all the heavy-weights ad nauseum -- all of them writing about the early writings of the New Testament, the way the canon happened, the theories of whys, hows and whens concerning the gradual coming together of the various texts that fill the bible we now read.
What sobering information I have discovered, from many camps, has changed how I will approach the scriptures . . .
My faith in the living WORD, ahh yes, Jesus -- stands firm.
But what of the scriptures? Much has been taken for granted . . .
Stay tuned, I have many huge books to get through . . .