Monday, October 26, 2020

Reflection for the Week - October 26

In a post-truth world the notion that all interpretations are equal is a widely held perspective and unfortunately flourishes in many Christian contexts. How frequently we hear, “well, that’s just your interpretation.” This view, however, does not lead to freedom, as it is so often assumed, but to the bondage of hyper-subjectivity. To flatten everything out and see it as the same is a travesty as it goes against the undeniable role of differentiation that is part of reality, selfhood, and the beauty of life. There are, after all, better and worse interpretations. Thus, acknowledging a place for degrees of objectivity in the interpretive process will actually be freeing, not enslaving.