What about the whale?

In his new book, The Blue Parakeet, author Scot McKnight says:

“Missing the difference between God and the Bible is a bit like the person who reads Jonah and spends hours and hours figuring out if a human can live inside a whale– and what kind of whale it was– but never encounters God. The book is about Jonah’s God, not Jonah’s whale.”

Do you ever spend too much time on the whale, the minute details, and not enough on the God who made the whale?

I know I do.

Trying to think less about whales,


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