i’ve said it before. countless times, in fact :: context and usage determine meaning.
at the crux this past wednesday, we began a new series for the summer entitled exegesis • ἐξήγησις. we’ll be tackling some strange passages in scripture, applying my favorite rule in interpreting the bible (see the context and usage bit above). i anticipate, as we learn how to better read and interpret the scriptures together, that we’ll have some disagreements and lively discussion in our community. the bible is a great book. it’s beautiful, in fact – and i love it a great deal.
but there are problems.