Rules vs. Readers

Since I apparently have nothing original to contribute to the blogosphere today, I’ll contribute this link to someone who does.  Rev. Kloha is a professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and I was privileged to be insulted intellectually by him on many occasions in several courses.  

I like what he does in this article.  He reminds us that being too quick – on either end of the spectrum – to assume that a meaning is obvious in Scripture is probably dangerous or at least misinformed.  Who we are as readers can have just as much importance as what the words we are reading say.  In fact, our identity as readers to a certain extent forms what meanings those words are capable of having in the first place.  Painful stuff to think about, to be sure, but important.  

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