There’s a problem with the Bible? Yes, but it’s not the Bible’s fault! In this interview with one of the most productive scholars of the New Testament, Dr. Ron Allen, we look at how the Bible has been variously interpreted and why there is so much disagreement. We even suggest a path forward through the thicket that is biblical interpretation.
Dr. Allen, a native of Poplar Bluff Missouri and ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is Professor of Preaching, and Gospels and Letters, Emeritus. He served at CTS from1982 to 2019. In retirement, his current project is You Never Step into the Same Pulpit Twice: Preaching from the Perspective of Process Theology. Allen’s most recent publication is the fruit of 40 years of research and teaching: I Will Tell You a Mistery: A Commentary of Preaching from the Book of Revelation (Cascade, 2019).