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What Lenses Do We Bring to Our Reading of Scripture? – Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley

May 30, 2019 No Comments

As pastors, Marcus Grodi (Presbyterian) and Ken Hensley (Baptist) saw the Bible as their ultimate authority when it came to teaching the truths of the faith. However, the more each of them preached from the Scriptures, the more it became apparent to them that they were bringing their own prejudices, experiences, and denominational influences to the texts. And if the Bible wasn’t a self-interpreting document, then what was the correct interpretation? Those questions and doubts led Ken and Marcus, independently of one another, to search out how the earliest Christians had interpreted the Scriptures. And they both found that early Christianity was much more resonant with Catholic thought than their Reformed theological perspective.