Okay, I can’t be the only Christian who thinks parts of the Bible are boring, can I? I’m listening through the Old Testament currently. And, I thought I was going to slip into a coma this morning because I was listening to the beginning of the Book of Numbers. I understand the whole “the Bible is not boring, Avatar is boring thing,” though for the life of me I can’t stomach listening to John Piper anymore (BTW, isn’t it possible that both the scripture and Avatar could be interesting? Not an either or thing in my opinion. Avatar was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time). People are trying to say that the scripture is really interesting. And I agree, or else I wouldn’t have invested a significant portion of my life studying the Bible both as an individual and in a formal academic setting. But, I think we have to at least be honest that there are parts of the Bible are BORING.* A list of my top three are:
- The beginning of Numbers
- The beginning of Chronicles
- The instructions for building the tabernacle in Exodus
What do you think? What parts of the scripture do you read to put yourself to sleep at night? Or, am I just being impious?
* By “boring” I do not mean unimportant. Certainly genealogies are not my cup of tea, but I understand that they would have been of the utmost importance to an Ancient Israelite.