“for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” (2 Peter 1:21).

In the stained glass filter that many, if not most, utilize in reading scripture and seeking to tidy up the life of faith, a significant incarnational reality is lost—the inspired text was written not in the elegance and rhythm of classical Greek verse but the common street language of a peasant class.  We should not be shocked that the God who sent his blessed son among such peasantry would inspire such people to produce the sacred text. As such, real talk, not religious rhetoric, is the most effective means of communicating with those who will never read their bible but, most certainly, will be reading us.

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