Not as the Scribes by S. M. Hutchens

Column: Mortal Remains

Not as the Scribes

by S. M. Hutchens

It was a defect of my seminary training, I am sure quite unintended by my professors, that by the time I graduated and was expected to preach, the view of the Scriptures I had carried to the school from my earlier life had undergone a transformation from "the Word of God, understood, but partially, and with varying degrees of clarity," to "the Word of God, understood partially, but now as a set of questions to be worked through with the aid of honest, conservative scholarship."

The text that upon graduation confronted the young preacher no longer seemed to be somethin . . .