Christians claim that the Bible is authoritative, but how can an ancient document written in a specific historical time and geographic place be authoritative over people living here and now?

Chuck and Aaron discuss the problem of authority claims in an anti-authoritarian culture, and how and why our culture got to the point where it views authority claims as oppressive. They discuss how science and rationalism replaced God as the ultimate authority in our culture for several hundred years, but how postmodernism has now also abandoned science as an ultimate authority. This means that the contemporary human now considers herself or himself to be the sole ultimate authority.

Chuck and Aaron then discuss how Christians can talk about the authority of God in an anti-authoritarian culture by focusing on the Bible as Story.


Aaron Mueller
Chuck Rathert