Like most Christian churches, Bridges of Grace United Church of Christ looks to the Bible as the foundation of worship and study. Yet Christian churches differ in their approach to these sacred texts. We use the tools of modern biblical criticism to seek more light and truth from the scriptures, which are a living witness to faith. We take the Bible seriously, and approach the text historically and critically to discern God’s message for our lives here and now.
Today we confront issues and conditions that were unknown to the biblical writers. We turn to the Bible to help shed light on our theological and ethical wrestling with today’s challenges. We have a joyful expectancy that new insights and guidance will come from careful study and meditation of the Bible. In understanding the deeper messages of scripture, we are not limited by past interpretations.