N.T. Wright on Scripture in Modernity:
Modernity “gave rise to the false antithesis of seeing scripture either as a convenient repository of timeless truth, a vehicle for imparting ‘true information,’ or as a take-it-or-leave-it resource, itself at one remove from the reality of which it spoke, some of which might come in handy from time to time…but which could be dispensed with, at least in part, if it seem unhelpful for those purposes.” (Scripture and the Authority of God, 29)
This is the problem between conservative and liberal approaches to the Bible. Neither can really grasp the power of God’s Word as Jesus in the Spirit confronting us in the text of scripture.
Where have you seen these problems in discipleship and theology?