Homosexuality? Middle East? Marriage? Culture Wars? Christology? Environment? Poverty? Racism? Sexism?
Those are all important and pressing issues to be sure. But underneath them all is something even more critical:
How do we read, understand and apply the Bible?
That is why Erik and I are both leading classes on the subject this Fall. We are going to be using Adam Hamilton's latest book, Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today as our guide. I think it is the best introduction and overview on the subject in the last 60 years. It's clear, accessible, thoughtful and wise. Whether you are a 'beginner' or an 'expert' on the Bible, you will find this book and this class useful and stretching.