How to read the Bible

September 20, 2011

Enjoy this video in which N.T. Wright explains that we must always read one part of scripture in light of the whole.

In my recent Romans sermon series, I leaned heavily on Wright’s New Interpreter’s commentary. In it—as if to practice what he preaches above—he constantly directed the reader’s attention from one passage to the sweep of Paul’s argument in Romans as a whole. That argument only makes sense, he argues, within the sweep of the Old Testament, whose primary purpose is to point to the way in which God’s covenant with Israel—and through Israel to the world—is fulfilled in Jesus the Messiah.

Having (finally) studied Romans carefully in this way, you can’t convince me that there’s any other way to read it.

2 Responses to “How to read the Bible”

  1. Lisa M. Says:

    Great video, thanks for posting.


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