Free for All: Rediscovering the Bible in Community

( 11 )

Overview

Unleash the Scriptures

Say "free-for-all," and most people imagine a brawl. But what if we had a free-for-all with the Bible? What if we opened up to aggressive interpretation within the communities of our local churches?

In this provocative book, Tim Conder and Daniel Rhodes explore the critical need to encounter Scripture collectively, and then they invite us to listen in as a group from their church delves ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (41) from $1.99   
  • New (18) from $1.99   
  • Used (23) from $1.99   
Free for All (: Rediscovering the Bible in Community

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 38%)$16.99 List Price

Overview

Unleash the Scriptures

Say "free-for-all," and most people imagine a brawl. But what if we had a free-for-all with the Bible? What if we opened up to aggressive interpretation within the communities of our local churches?

In this provocative book, Tim Conder and Daniel Rhodes explore the critical need to encounter Scripture collectively, and then they invite us to listen in as a group from their church delves into four Bible passages--the obscure, the emotive, the familiar, and the controversial.

Free for All makes a compelling case for communities as a valid authority for biblical interpretation. The authors show that communities are capable of breaking open the texts in fresh and surprising ways, unleashing them anew into our lives.

"This is as clear and thought provoking a statement as I have seen yet of a theology of Scripture for emergence Christianity."--Phyllis Tickle, author, The Great Emergence

"A wonderful exercise in biblical hermeneutics. . . . Weaving in popular culture, well-informed Christian theological insight, and excitement for the Bible as uniquely revelatory, Conder and Rhodes lead us into a fresh new encounter with Scripture."--Will Willimon, bishop, the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church; author, Conversations with Barth on Preaching

"There is, in this book, good news for those of us who are passionate about Scripture, deeply committed to community, and longing to experience the power of both with candor and openness in the midst of our pain, confusions, and disappointments."--Brian J. Walsh, coauthor, Colossians Remixed and Beyond Homelessness

"It's not easy to make the familiar odd, but Conder and Rhodes accomplish that feat by helping us recover what it means to read Scripture in communion."--Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School

"An excellent guide to recovering the place of the Bible in the life of Christian communities. . . . Following the wisdom found in these pages can help unleash the transforming power of the Bible in the church and in the lives of those who read it."--John R. Franke, Clemens Professor of Missional Theology, Biblical Seminary

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Tim Conder is a founding member of Emergent Village, the founding pastor of emerging church plant Emmaus Way in Raleigh/Durham, and the author of The Church in Transition. Conder lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Daniel Rhodes is a pastor at Emmaus Way and a ThD student at Duke Divinity School. Rhodes lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Part 1 Embracing the Text

1 Boundaries and Biases: The Lenses of Interpretation 21

2 Recovering the Word in the Bible: A Living Word 43

3 Let the Chaos Begin: The Hermeneutics of Peoplehood 65

Part 2 Turning to the Text

4 An Interpreting Community 83

5 The Word in the Obscure-Genesis 34: The Rape of Dinah 89

6 The Word in Pain and Joy-Psalm 22: The Cry of Dereliction and a Song of Deliverance 109

7 The Word in the Familiar-The Gossman Passion: An Artistic Engagement 122

8 The Word in Controversy-Romans 1: Asking and Telling in the Church 131

Part 3 The Intersection of Text and Community

9 Proclamation: The Liberation of Our Voices 153

10 Ethics: Practicing New Creation 176

11 Hospitality: Setting a Subversive Table 194

12 Mission: From Defense to Offense 210

13 Imagination: Exploding the Bounded Set of Our Minds 231

Notes 249

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 11 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Aria and Co.

    Aria: "I'll take that as a yes," she grumbles. <p>

    Kael: "C'mon Alec," he says, and takes out a soccer ball. <p>

    Alec: *follows Kael*

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Rain

    (Oh, sorry.) "Okay." She looks at the time. "I'll back soon; i need to go on a mission."

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Hanon

    Skips around.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Carina

    Hello! Walks in

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Diabla and co.

    Diabla sets potatoes in a hollowed-out pumpkin then lights it on fire. Hawke puts carrots and beef in the pumpkin. Kitee puts tuna and thyme in the pumpkin.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Skyy

    Looks at Twili

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Coulter & Summer

    The two walked in

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Jace

    "Yep." He sad to Twili

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Twili

    Watches

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Justin

    Sharpens his knife.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)