Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Two Lost Sons: Where you read from matters (Luke 15)

Tim Bulkeley over at 5 Minute Bible. has posted an interesting pod cast on Luke 15 and the parable of the prodigal son. Bulkeley reflects that our cultural location colors how we read the Bible. He relates how westerners usually read the parable and then points out how Christians on the African continent tend to hear the parable. It is a short but insightful piece. Listen to it here.

1 comment:

  1. I just learned in Theology of Scripture about the importance of location in interpreting Scripture. One of our books was "Return to Babel" (Levison & Pope-Levison), which had three perspectives--Asian, African, Latin American, on chosen OT and NT passages. It was interesting because social location within that culture was just as important in the interpretation as was the cultural location in the interpretation. We can learn a lot about Scripture when we can view a pasasge from a different lens than our own.

    What I really find cool though, is how God uses the same passage to reach people where they are in time and place, in relation to where they are on their spiritual journey. One Bible for all people.