The Bible as Literature

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Summary

People doubt the Bible. They make excuses for difficult verses and express concern about biblical metaphors that fall out of step with cultural norms. Instead of placing trust in the teaching, maybe they trust in their own words about the teaching. Maybe they co-opt the Bible to serve their political ideology or their religion, placing trust—not in God—but in princes and sons of men.

We say we want God to command us, but not really. “All men,” David proclaims, “are liars.” (Psalm 116:11) We lie to ourselves and we we lie to God. When the going gets tough, we do not want to teach what we are commanded to teach, and we definitely do not want to walk according to its precepts. We think it’s too hard, too risky, or too out of step.

“O ye, of little faith.” (Matthew 14:31)

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 14:22-34.

Episode 313 Matthew 14:22-34; Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Night in Venice” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Show Notes

People doubt the Bible. They make excuses for difficult verses and express concern about biblical metaphors that fall out of step with cultural norms. Instead of placing trust in the teaching, maybe they trust in their own words about the teaching.  Maybe they co-opt the Bible to serve their political ideology or their religion, placing trust—not in God—but in princes and sons of men.  

We say we want God to command us, but not really. “All men,” David proclaims, “are liars.” (Psalm 116:11) We lie to ourselves and we we lie to God. When the going gets tough, we do not want to teach what we are commanded to teach, and we definitely do not want to walk according to its precepts. We think it’s too hard, too risky, or too out of step. 

“O ye, of little faith.” (Matthew 14:31)

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 14:22-34. 

Episode 313 Matthew 14:22-34; Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Night in Venice” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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What is The Bible as Literature?

Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature. On Tuesdays, Fr. Paul Tarazi presents an in-depth analysis of the biblical text in the original languages.