NOTE: Go here to read my reflections.
The purpose of this effort is to read the Bible in one year. My goal is to write about my experience each day. I will use that space to reflect on what I read. I will also pose questions that I can hopefully answer at a later date. While reading the Bible I will also continue to read other books and resources on science and religion and hope to include some of that in my writing. Finally, I plan to post my thoughts once a week. Of course, if someone reads what I put and wants to share their thoughts, I’ll be happy to read it and start a dialogue.
If you know me personally, you will most likely understand that whenever I post anything it is to share my thoughts and to better understand the Bible. My goal is not be critical of the Bible. My goal is to understand the Bible. I will emphasize questions that I have while reading something. These questions may be silly to you or the answers may seem obvious. I’m telling you this because I want everyone to know that if something you read bothers you or you wonder why I emphasize a specific question, just let me know. Please try not to take anything I write as a direct attack on you or your beliefs.
Some questions I seek to answer (NOTE: I anticipate this list changing/growing):
- What is the meaning of the reading?
- What were the goals of the author(s)?
- How do the readings relate to other texts?
- What was the purpose of the Bible historically?
- What’s the context of each book?