Christian Reflection on the Bible

The Bible, particularly the Christian New Testament, represents the source and foundation of any Christian reflection.  Scripture alone (sola scriptura) sounds easy enough until you realize that there is always an individual human interpretation or an established communitarian way of interpreting the Bible because it is a “living document”.  Layers of understanding continue to develop with each new reading.  Thus, various biblical passages have served as the source of theological conflict for many centuries.