The other day in the daily message I get from “Seasons for Nonviolence,” I found this thought-provoking quote:
No two persons read the same book.
It seemed a pithy summation of a fundamental understanding of reading and interpretation that we share at BibleWorkbench. It is true of reading any book, and perhaps even more true when we read religious texts like the Bible. It’s one reason that we encourage group study of the texts, with opportunity for participants to share their insights- the Bible they have read- and hear from others about their reading. Continue reading