more questions than answers so far

I’m making a solid attempt at reading the Bible through from front to back right now, thanks to an app I downloaded for my phone. It just gives me a few verses a day, which is about all I want to read in one setting.

So far, after barely getting a taste of Genesis, I have more questions than answers. I don’t think I was expecting answers as much as I was clarifications of the verses that get thrown out in heated debates. That’s not happening either just yet, but I’m definitely giving it time.

I think this might prove to be the most interesting and in depth project on my 101 list… with the exception of learning to pee while standing up, of course.

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  1. I read the Bible in small doses, too. I’ve tried to read chapters at a time, tried to read it all in a year, it just doesn’t work for me.

    One of the most helpful and important things I learned is to remember that the Bible is a series of documents pieced together from oral history over a long, long, long time. No one sat down and wrote it word for word like a modern novel. At the heart of all Scripture is a people and culture trying to make sense of their world and assign meaning to events. When you read it, you’re going to see things differently because you have a different set of life experience/reference points.
    Always happy to have conversations with you about your reflections and questions, too. (Don’t get discouraged if you start bogging down in places. Switch out for a Psalm or two and then go back.)

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