Why Bother With The Bible?

An interesting clip from a conversation with Phil Drysdale.

As a writer, it has been easy for me to transition to this idea of the Bible being a collection of writings that form a conversation. Hence, the subtitle of this blog of mine: participating in the conversation.

As they discuss in the clip, I used to definitely use the Bible as a ouija board, per se. I literally would open it randomly and point to a verse and consider how it applied to my situation and then proceed forward accordingly. I no longer do that. But I think it’s important to talk about since I think many can relate.

Other points I especially liked from the video include the concept of “wrestling with God” being associated with the name Israel. And also Jews opening the Bible to start conversations versus Christians opening the Bible to end conversations.