A Walk Through the Woods by Mary Holder Naegeli, Minister at Large in San Francisco Presbytery and adjunct instructor of Christian Formation and Discipleship and Missional Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary (Northern California and Seattle).
Naegeli gives a brief teaching on biblical interpretation in relation to the Trinity. The Trinity is One God, so Jesus does not give us a different word today than the Spirit who inspired the words of Scripture. Naegeli posits that “The church reforms by returning (repenting) to its biblical roots after wandering down bunny trials of false belief or scandalous practice.” “Scripture as God’s Word written imparts God’s will upon the Church through instruction, information, and correction, and thereby holds the Church and its members accountable to the will of God (2 Tim 3:16). May/Jun 2010 Theology Matters, p. 6. Footnotes. For a diagram that helps to understand the article, click here.
Recovering Our Knowledge of Scripture by Mary Holder Naegeli, p. 13-- Holder challenges those who preach and teach to: open the book; read the Word in the worship context; and explain the Word to the people. Nov/Dec 2007 Theology Matters p. 13
Never Easy, Ever Hopeful by Mary Holder Naegeli
This sermon was delivered at the Presbyterian Coalition Gathering in Oct. 2005. Naegeli preaches from 2 Cor. 4:1-18. Naegeli challenges us that ministry hardships reminds us this is not heaven; our hardships engender hope in a glorious future. And our hardships test our commitment to the Lord "when there are no feel-good props." Jan/Feb 2006 Theology Matters p. 13