Tuesday, 23 September 2008

God still speaks, even if you don't understand the ancient culture

Gordon says:
A current pet peeve of mine is people who want to insist that we be culturally savvy in our understanding of our own culture and the culture of the Bible, and that this needs to happen before we can really get the message from the text. It seems to me a subtle attempt to deaden and dull the immediacy of God's living word.

I haven't looked at the issue of cultural understanding of the biblical times and our time in this way, and I think it's worth pondering about.

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