Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Thoughts on Scripture
Last night in class, my professor, Dwight Friesen, quoted his mentor in saying, "We can never understand Scripture until we are willing to stand under Scripture" (emphasis mine). This is such a brilliant thought that I am continuing to process today. For too long the church has attempted to 'master' Scripture, to seemingly make it our slave, when the real call is to fall under its authority, wisdom, leading, and inspiration. How can we take serious the words of our sacred text and learn to stand under it rather than either standing over it or seeking to understand it?
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