great read. Scot McKnight's, the Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible.
"God did not give the Bible so we could master him or it; God gave the Bible so we could live it, so we could be mastered by it. The moment we think we've mastered it; we have failed to be readersof the Bible..."
amen! are we honest in how we approach the Bible and what baggage we bring? are we honest about our "picking and choosing"?
how can we develp a consistent hermeneutic? do we read to master the text or be mastered by God's Word?