Blue Parakeet : Rethinking How You Read the Bible

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-11-01
  • Publisher: Zondervan

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Why Can't I Just Be a Christian?" Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it. McKnight's The Blue Parakeet has emerged at the perfect time to cool the flames of a world on fire with contention and controversy. It calls Christians to a way to read the Bible that leads beyond old debates and denominational battles. It calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew for a new generation. In his books The Jesus Creed and Embracing Grace, Scot McKnight established himself as one of America's finest Christian thinkers, an author to be reckoned with. In The Blue Parakeet, McKnight again touches the hearts and minds of today's Christians, this time challenging them to rethink how to read the Bible, not just to puzzle it together into some systematic theology but to see it as a Story that we're summoned to enter and to carry forward in our day. In his own inimitable style, McKnight sets traditional and liberal Christianity on its ear, leaving readers equipped, encouraged, and emboldened to be the people of faith they long to be.

Table of Contents

The Book and Ip. 9
The Birds and Ip. 22
Story: What Is the Bible?
Inkblots and Puzzlesp. 41
It's a Story with Power!p. 55
The Plot of the Wiki-Storiesp. 66
Listening: What Do I Do with the Bible?
From Paper to Personp. 83
God Speaks, We Listenp. 94
The Boring Chapter (on Missional Listening)p. 104
Discerning: How Do I Benefit from the Bible?
The Year of Living Jesus-lyp. 115
Finding the Pattern of Discernmentp. 129
Women in Church Ministries Today
The Bible and Womenp. 153
What Did Women Do in the Old Testament?p. 163
What Did Women Do in the New Testament?p. 176
Silencing the Blue Parakeet (1)p. 186
Silencing the Blue Parakeet (2)p. 197
Now What?p. 208
After Wordsp. 213
A Discernment Quizp. 215
Images of Jesusp. 220
1 Corinthians 14:34-35p. 224
Petronius on the New Roman Womanp. 226
Juvenal on First-Century Womenp. 228
Notesp. 230
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