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Monday, 20 Aug 2007

When we are reading Scripture, what is our primary method for understanding its contents? Do we seek signs in the sky to discern its meaning? Do we close our eyes, let the Bible fall open where it may, point to a verse to determine "this is what the Word says to me" and end at that? Or perhaps we're slightly more sophisticated than that and we appeal to tradition to adjudicate its meaning. Or should we use a literal method of understanding what the text says? In any discussion of how we understand Scripture, ...

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