The Biblical Story in the Postmodern Context

Richard Bauckham succinctly identifies the issue:

'The challenge to the church in the postmodern context is to reclaim the biblical story in a way that expresses its noncoercive claim to truth without imposing premature eschatological disclosure.'

Bauckham, Richard, 'Reading Scripture as a Coherent Story', in Ellen F. Davis and Richard B. Hays (eds.), The Art of Reading Scripture (Grand Rapids / Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2003), 53.

But how to do it?  Perhaps by means of an enduring sense of the restlessness of theological work and biblical interpretation, a refusal to settle, an unease with answers (especially if these seem to resemble that answers we were looking for or felt we needed).  Perhaps by keeping the cross at the centre, and by practicing the deconstruction that characterized the teaching of Jesus and the theology of Paul.

Just a thought.