Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Reforming Washington

H.L. Mencken once trenchantly observed that trying to reform Washington by electing new guys was like trying to reform prostitution by staffing all the brothels with virgins. - Douglas Wilson

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bizarre Forms of Sacred Hermeneutics

From Peter Leithart's "Deep Exegesis" -
"I begin from the assumption that the apostles are not employing some bizarre form of sacred hermeneutics when they find Christology and ecclesiology around every corner of the Old Testament. They are giving us pointers to the nature of reading itself: clues to the meaning, the functions of language, and the proper modes of interpretation." - viii

Yes. We are to learn more from Paul when he tells us that the rock that followed Israel in the wilderness was Christ. We are to learn from Paul how to read the Old Testament.