In this Trending Faith episode, Dean of the College of Theology Jason Hiles, PhD, and University Pastor and Dean of Students Tim Griffin, EdD, discuss a question that may be on the minds of many of today’s youths: Is the Bible too old?
Dr. Griffin begins the discussion by posing this question to Dr. Hiles, who comments that this type of inquiry is isolated to today’s modern culture and can be itself a telling thing. Dr. Hiles continues noting that, throughout history, young people have displayed their arrogance and belief that they know better than those who are older than they are, which is simply a sin of youth. Now, however, people seem to have a particularly strong and negative reaction to things of the past.
The concept that people of today know more and have no need to look to the past is something that manifests in many areas. It’s not unusual to see repetitions of sins of the past and historical errors. Dr. Hiles continues by commenting that to avoid this type of foolishness, it’s essential to remain open to the wisdom that’s offered by previous ages.
The Bible is a particularly compelling source, says Dr. Hiles, because it relates the story of what God has been doing to redeem, change, transform and prepare His people for the incredible kingdom that He has promised to usher in. For this reason, the Bible is an example of a uniquely human story that demonstrates God’s love for His people and what that looks like over time.
You can hear the entire response to this question by watching the full video below:
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