Scripture, Culture and Context – a quote from Keri Wyatt Kent

"Ignoring the cultural context of Scripture leads to arbitrary interpretations of the Bible." Keri Wyatt Kent

“Ignoring the cultural context of Scripture leads to arbitrary interpretations of the Bible.” Keri Wyatt Kent

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Resources on the blog on the importance of context include:

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8 Responses to Scripture, Culture and Context – a quote from Keri Wyatt Kent

  1. This seems so obvious, doesn’t it? If Mom & Dad get a text from little Susie at summer camp: “Mom & Dad, it’s a total zoo here! Really sick!” they’re going to step back and ask, OK, are there literally animals in captivity at camp? Or is it just a wild, wonderful adventure? Does Susie habitually use teen slang like “sick” (meaning awesome), or has she picked up a communicable disease? Those judgments will determine whether they rush to camp to rescue their darling or relax knowing she’s enjoying herself. That’s a silly example, but we look at context and past experience and common sense all the time (or should!) when interpreting communication; how much more should we do that with the Bible? Plus it makes it so much richer and deeper and we get to know God so much better when we examine why this verse/passage/book is part of our Scriptures and what it might have to say to us.

  2. Pastor Bob says:

    SO true, and if not ignored given too much importance.

    (Woman are not to speak in church….. the context really is……..)

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