Leadership with heart, mind, and soul

How Do You Read the Bible?

Added on by Sam Davidson.

On my first day of my Intro to New Testament class, the professor said this:

A text that has been disembodied from any historical context is nothing but a pretext for you to say whatever you want.

A.J. Levine's words on Monday are very true. We don't all have to be scholars with Ph.D.'s, but a quick look into the cultures that produced the documents we like to use as trump cards is well worth it. At a minimum, such an examination will prevent us from saying something stupid.

 

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