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Help in Understanding the Bible ...

Night after night on my current book tour here in the UK - as it was in the US - people need help in understanding passages of the Bible - like John 14:6 - that are so often used to justify a dismissive attitude towards other religions. I think the verse, properly understood, leads in the opposite direction. (I've written a lot on the subject already - as a search of this site for "14:6" would make clear - especially in Secret Message of Jesus and New Kind of Christianity - but will doubtless write more in the future.) I know that my friends Adam Hamilton, Derek Webb, Peter Enns, and others have written and are writing on the subject as well - for which I'm grateful. Here's another useful, useable resource - in the form of a short e-book:
http://www.understandingthebible.us

These questions, which often take the form of "What about John 1:1 ..." or "What about Matthew 28:18-20...," remind me of how important it is for those of us engaging with "a new kind of christianity" to demonstrate fresh ways of reading the Bible. In all my recent books I've tried to model this ...