A Challenge for this Week!
In light of a recent blog post by Peter Enns about the extreme chronological distance between the events in the Bible and the events in our own lives, I want to offer a challenge to all of my readers:
Read your Bible this week and write down everything in the text that you think would be out of place in your everyday life. Each time you compile a list, post it here as a response.
This should make for an excellent exercise in understanding how reading the Bible is an act of translation; even reading it in our own, native tongue.
As a side note, I am wondering this: how do each of you handle the temporal difference between the events in the Bible and the events in your own life? How do you cross those millennia in order to draw significance out of the biblical text?