Relevant has excerpted a piece of Wright’s Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today. It’s a pretty good excerpt.
(Thanks to Frank Viola for finding the link to Relevant.)
I almost titled this post “Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right.” Because, here I am, stuck in the middle. With you, I hope.
Wright lists twelve ways the right misreads the Bible, followed by twelve equally egregious ways the left does the same.
It is from this root—the culturally conditioned “Bible wars” of Western culture, not least in North America—that the polarization of current debates has emerged. It is in that context, again, that one hears it said frequently that all reading of Scripture is a matter of interpretation, with the implication that one person’s interpretation is as good as another’s.
This is demonstrably flawed.
Give the article a read. If you get angry or disagree, it may be talking about you. Then buy the book and get the whole story.