The Year of Living Biblically
is a humor-filled, yet fantastic entry point into a discussion of biblical interpretation. Hopefully you've been enjoying the book! Even if you haven't read it, here are a few questions to get at how interpretation shapes our lives:
1. What's one contemporary issue about which you have changed your mind?
A) Did experience cause you to reexamine your biblical understanding or did your biblical understanding cause you to reshape your approach to the issue?
2. What do you think is the most commonly misunderstood/misinterpreted bible passage?
A) What are your feelings toward people who hold this view with which you disagree?
B) What do you think is the best way of approaching touchy yet important topics with others of varying persuasions?
3. What do you think is the most damaging or dangerous widely-held misunderstanding about the bible as a whole or a specific scripture, in your opinion?
4. What has been the most life-giving practice/belief/way of being in the world you have gleaned from the bible?
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