Glenn Paauw Re-enchanting the Scriptures

Listen: Re-Enchanting the Scriptures

Glenn recently had the opportunity to present at the Your Imagination Redeemed Conference hosted by the Anselm Society, an organization in Colorado Springs that is dedicated to the renaissance of the Christian imagination.

Here’s the abstract for Glenn’s lecture Re-Enchanting the Scriptures

The rise of modernity has led to an increasing sense of the disenchantment of the world. As our rational, scientific explanations grow stronger, the sense of a mysterious, lively, and spiritual world diminishes. So what happens when the Bible meets modernity? Disenchantment happens—the growth of attempts to dissect the Bible and master its facts, draining much of its intended literary power and beauty.

So how do we re-enchant the Bible? We begin by simply remembering what it actually is. The Scriptures are a collection of diverse literary creations, telling a story, and inviting us into a live drama. What are we to do with such a Bible? Faithfulness is reading the Bible as the literature it is and then accepting God’s offer to enact the story and initiate a Spirit-empowered improvisation in our world today.