Reading the Bible Smarter

I’ve tried to start reading the Bible smarter. What I mean by that is not accepting cliches or statements that aren’t proven – Christadelphian or otherwise – and trying to learn as much as I can about the original contexts and cultures in which the Bible was written and go from there. I’m starting to notice two distinct groups of Christadelphians lately – not Amended and Unamended. There seem to be a growing number of people who are looking at the Bible in what I can only call a “scholarly” way. That’s sometimes been frowned upon, and yet I can see the advantages. I think we need to be more critical in what we accept and reject, and we need to have an accurate basis for doing so. I’m trying to get better at reading the Bible smartly. I’m not sure where to start though. I’m just aware of the need. I’ve been thinking about inspiration lately, and I think that’s where I need to start.

A friend of mine posted this article that another Christadelphian wrote. I found it interesting and challenging.