Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

How to Study the Bible

Paul Erlandson sent a great link to the St. John's Email list, that I share here

http://www.standfirminfaith.com/index.php/site/article/2482/

The author hits it right on the head.

I too have been dismayed by the misappropriation of Scripture by Katherine Schori. She used the Transfiguration/Last Sunday of Epiphany readings, when Peter says, "let us build three tents/tabernacles" to chide traditionalists who 'want to build structures and stay still' concerning doctrine when in fact the tent/tabernacle WAS PORTABLE! Peter was wrong because The Tabernacle is reserved for the Divine (Jesus only), not Elijah and Moses. Her sermon had nothing to do with what Jesus did/said that day.It is always wrong to preach by starting with your own point, and then trying to twist scripture to fit it!