The Power of the Bible

What’s the most important thing you can say about the Bible? The Bible scholar and pastor, Peter Adam in his book, Written for Us, points out that there are lots of the topics that feature in theology courses on the Bible. Topics like the inerrancy of the Bible. That is, that the original manuscripts of the Bible are without error. And while topics like that are important and crucial, we don’t always do well at reflecting the things that the Bible says about itself. And one of the characteristics of God’s word that the Bible says a lot about is the one that we’re looking at in this episode of Thinking Theology. That is, the power of the Bible. What does it mean to say that God’s words are powerful? In what way are they powerful? And for what purpose?

What’s the most important thing you can say about the Bible?

The Bible scholar and pastor, Peter Adam in his book, Written for Us, points out that there are lots of the topics that feature in theology courses on the Bible. Topics like the inerrancy of the Bible. That is, that the original manuscripts of the Bible are without error. And while topics like that are important and crucial, we don’t always do well at reflecting the things that the Bible says about itself.

And one of the characteristics of God’s word that the Bible says a lot about is the one that we’re looking at in this episode of Thinking Theology. That is, the power of the Bible.

What does it mean to say that God’s words are powerful? In what way are they powerful? And for what purpose?

For further reading, see Peter Adam's book, Written for Us: Receiving God's Words in the Bible. I've used that in making this episode.

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