A year or so ago I had to think a lot about how to describe Scripture's place in the lives of Christians. I sensed something wrong with much of what I was reading about it.
(1) There was an important discrepancy between what what we say we believe about it and what our thoughts and actions showed we really believed about it.
(2) The vocabulary we used was clearly too narrow, and damaged by abuse and misunderstanding.
I had already put up some definitions on Spirithome.com, but they needed to be clearer, more systematic, and the vocabulary needed to be wider-ranging. I have a new appreciation for the limits of using words to describe the Bible, but I'm even more convinced that we need to try.
I'm inviting more comment about this. Read the pages linked through the title of this note. I'm looking for real insight from you-all. Fire away!