In looking for something in my emails, I came across an old article I sent to one of my professors at aGts back in 2006 – a lengthy article by Rod Decker called Respecting the Text (pdf) that I thought I would link for those interested.
It talks about hermeneutics and he ties it in with ministry and preaching. Again, it is pretty long (a packed 18 pages) but may be well worth the reading – print it out and save it or read it that way if it will help.
Here is a very brief snippet that notes the essence of the article:
What about the Bible? Do we interpret it different from the newspaper? The answer is not a simple yes or no. The issue is a bit more complex than that. So let’s look at some of the issues involved when we interpret holy Scripture. Having done that, then we want to ask another question: How does all this affect how we do ministry?
Have fun and feel free to let me know what you think! 🙂