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2014 Session 41: The Bible — Literal or Figurative?

In today’s session, Dr. Nunnally tackles the basics of scriptural interpretation. How much of the Bible should we take literally? How much is figurative? How shall we distinguish historical references from metaphorical references? “Ninety-nine percent of the Bible explains itself. Look for meaning in the ‘context’.”

Jeremiah 1:11-13; Ezekiel 11:3,7; Isaiah 5:1-7; Ezekiel 20:20-21; Ezekiel 21:5; Luke 23:31; Matthew 3:1-12; John 15; Matthew 13:3-18

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2014 Session 21: The Nuts & Bolts of Biblical Authorship

In this session, Dr. Nunnally pursues two lines of discussion. First, he takes up the “marriage” language in scripture, prompted by a reading of John 14:1-5, The second discussion explores Biblical authorship, and the role of scribes like Tertius (of Iconium) — his influence on the writings of Paul.

John 14:1; Romans 16:22; Romans 1:1,7; Galatians 6:11; Colossians 4:18; 2 Thessalonians 3:17

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2013 Session 31: Form Affects Function

Today’s class session focuses on Paul’s “benediction” in Romans. As we near the end (a year from now — at our rate-of-speed), it’s a notion Paul is keen to get across to the reader. When we pursue a Godly life, we have two course-options: allowing our lives to be informed by scripture; permitting our lives to be molded by the Holy Spirit. The temptation in the faith community is to pursue — exclusively — one or the other.  “This is wrong. It’s not ‘either-or, it’s both, together.”

Romans 15:13,14,15, Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 7:1,3,4,5,6; 18:15, James 5:19-20

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