...I wonder if a good chunk of our hermeneutical problem may simply be a heart problem. Maybe we get off the track in our interpretation because our eyes are fastened on the wrong object. I often feel like the spiritual pigmy I am when I read the words of the sons of Korah in Psalm 43.3-4:
O send out thy light and thy truth;
let them lead me,
Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God my exceeding joy...
God - my exceeding joy. Do I usually think of him that way? Seek Him as such? Have this God as the center of my vision? Must he, should he not be such even in - especially in - my biblical interpretation? Maybe our problem is a spiritual one....Maybe it's a matter of worship.
- the following is from Justin Taylor's Blog:
Joe Carter apologizes. Here's the full post:
Earlier this week I made reference to a rumor going around about Mitt Romney. Several readers--including a few men who I respect greatly--gently chastised me for making the remark. As my friend Steve Camp wrote in a comment, "You dishonor the FRC and the body of Christ by joining in on this type of negative pandering.Look here for context/ background.
My initial reaction upon hearing such criticism was to become defensive and offer rationalizations for my action. I wanted to justify my behavior by pointing to my pure motives and good intentions. I wanted to say that they were wrong and I was innocent.
But they are right; I am guilty of behaving shamefully. I owe an apology not only to Mitt Romney but to all of the readers of this blog. I am truly sorry that I stopped so low as to spread such gossip.My disgrace is compounded by the fact that I had to be chided by my friends rather than being pricked by my own conscience. And instead of immediately admitting my wrongdoing I tried to ignore it. I certainly deserve the damage this will do to my reputation and hope that it is anomalous action and not reflective of my true character.