I just realized I never shared my seminary’s 2011 issue of our journal, Word and Context. I’ll paste the beginning of my article here, and then those who wish can link to the rest of it on our seminary website. I also commend the other articles, written by my colleagues.
Introduction: Christian Freedom Then and Now
The Bible, as a book written in ancient times, does not mention certain aspects of life today. For instance, the Bible does not speak explicitly about the use of technology and media like televisions, cell phones, and computers. But does this mean that the Bible does not speak at all about these tools of communication and forms of entertainment that play such enormous roles in our lives? Sometimes Scripture does not speak about a topic on the surface level but speaks wisely about it once we take a deeper look. If we look closely at Scripture, we may be surprised to see how much it can address even these areas of life today.
To continue, click below and go to page 47 of the 2011 issue.