This podcast was inspired by some questions asked by an old friend of Bill Borrer’s. Bill and I attempt to wrestle with how you hold onto faith amidst confusion about things like biblical interpretation and frustration with the church using the Bible like a weapon.
We mention the following quote by Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI. It’s from his book Dogma and Preaching:
anyone who calmly and patiently reads the Bible as a whole may very well leave many questions about the details open, yet he soon learns to distinguish between where the path is leading and where it is not. But this unequivocal character is not a fact to be grasped by historical or abstract hermeneutical methods. In order to be perceived, it presupposes contemplation of the Gestalt as a whole and, thus, a way of looking in terms of the whole: within the living context of faith and Church. . . .