reflections on faith and justice from an urban minister's perspective
Monday, September 25, 2006
Reading Scripture in an African American Context
I appreciated a blog post by Scot McKnight entitled "Scriptures and Scripture: African American" in which he makes the case that social context affects what we look for and find in Scripture. African Americans read Scripture in a context of oppression and suffering and therefore have found in Scripture God's identification with the oppressed and the acts of God to bring justice in this world.