Over Scripture or Under Scripture – Lyle Says Under

For those of us who follow Jesus, we look to the Scriptures. We Baptist Christians often refer to ourselves as “people of the Book.” That might be true if our lives looked more like Jesus. But, since we often race to the Scripture in order to be “over” someone else we too take a position “over” the Scripture.

Lyle contends in a blog post titled, “How do we know what we know?,” that we should find ourselves under Scripture. Thinking about how we learn, he hoped that some with whom he had an affinity would help understanding any gaps in what he knows should he find something out of step with Jesus. He wrote,

So I am trying to look at things I believe and make sure they are consistent with Scripture, the world and my own life, if not then maybe some of my ideological soul mates will have some correct doctrine that I can believe.

Here is Lyle’s post. Read More

Lyle’s Own Cultural Creative

Online “tests” revealing traits, characteristics, or “who you are like,” run the gamut. Lyle took one of these quizzes. He was surprised to score as a “Cultural Creative.” Lyle wrote,

This is how I scored, somewhat surprising to me actually.

The one thing I think he rightly pointed out, as with all of these kinds of time stealers, ” . . . it may be fairly reflective of my views ……. today.”

One of the characteristics this little test highlighted was a belief in something beyond the rational. I read that as something transcendent, beyond ourselves. This is really not the place to attempt waxing philosophical. But, it is the place to point out in what ways we can surely agree there is something beyond ourselves.

In less than two hours, Nathan will begin playing his first set in Tuttle, America. He has played there before. But, he will play today on the 5 year anniversary of the loss of his Dad. Read More