A very good article on the Bible and context

TheOOZE has an article entitled "THE BIBLE IS NOT A JIGSAW PUZZLE: A New Approach to the New Testament." I recommend it.
While I don't know that I agree that this is all that "new" of an approach, it does help to articulate some of the issues with the way that the Bible is (mis)handled today. Unfortunately, coming at the Bible the way the author recommends involves a lot more work that just "cherry-picking" verses to support a position.



First, I am very glad that my last name is not Snurdly.I saw a History Channel thing on the New Testament last time I was at my parents' house which said essentially the same thing. Only without the Snurdly anecdote. It has always irritated me how people hijack bits out of the text to prove their point. That seems to always work best when that point is a hateful one, I've noticed.--Ivy