Thanks for sharing this Alex.
I no longer believe scripture to be "inerrant", but rather believe it to be "inspired", a subtle but significant difference. In fact, I see some passages and writers more "inspired" than others within scripture; and I appeal to some writers for clarity on doctrine (ex. Paul) and others for encouragement (ex. John). Is scripture "God's Word to man" or "Man's word about God"? Is scripture "The Word of God" or is it "A Revelation of The Word of God"? Both can be seen as a continuum, with scholars throughout history in various places on that continuum.
I view the Revelation of God to be like a target. Jesus is the bull's-eye. He is the perfect revelation of God in the flesh. His actions, attitudes, and doctrine are wholly God! And when Jesus left this earth, He promised to send the Spirit who would guide us into all truth. Thus a personal relationship with God is key, foundational to me. And it is very interesting that Jesus did not write a book of law or doctrine for His followers to follow, but instead focused their attention on something ethereal, something one just cannot fully get his hands on or around, the Spirit - which to me speaks more of feeling and emotion and logic and reason than hard and fast "rules" or law. The "law" of Christ is "love", not a list of rules.
Anyhow, back to my target analogy. The bull's eye is Jesus, the very real person and with Him the Spirit, the person, and a very real relationship with Him. The second ring, one step removed from perfection, is scripture, writings that the body of Christ has found inspirational for generations! The 3rd ring are other writings, not so widely or long accepted. The 4th ring is the present day body of Christ, the church. And the 5th ring are the inspired writings of others, non-Christians. And the 6th ring is creation itself, for God can speak to us through the stars, birds, and ants - IF we're listening. The further one moves from the bull's eye, the more discerning one must be. But if one is listening, one can hear God speak through them all! I don't know how many times I've heard God speak words of wisdom through complete heathens! Shoot, Balaam heard God speak through a donkey! And Jesus said, consider the birds and the lilies!
The key, I believe, is to be listening, searching, hungry, assuming that one does not know everything or have a clear understanding of God, to be like a child, trusting, growing, and learning, having faith in Our Father to protect us, guide us, and teach us. Oh, to have the faith and wonder of a child!