The title of this book “moving beyond the bible to theology actually threw me off of wanting to read this book because I though of it as a very liberal idea. Even as I read the introduction and the first chapter I do not quite understand the meaning to this title but I hope to understand it more as I continue to read.
To the best of my knowledge I understand and to a certain extent agree with the “Principlizing Model” in which there is a need to bring these timeless truths to the church. More specifically in my ministry in the youth I find that there is a need “to bridge the then of the text of the narrative with the now needs of our day”.[pg.22] In my 7 years of youth ministry I found that there was a lack of understanding of the word of God amongst the youth because of the unrelatable stories and yet I feel there is a need to understand the truths behind the stories.
As I began this chapter I knew my views toward the specific issues of euthanasia, abortion, women and the church, homosexuality, and slavery but my response to people