From Scot McKnight’s Leadership Journal Intro: When we interpret Scripture, what goes on in our heads and our minds and our traditions (and the latter is far more significant than many of us recognize) in making our decisions.
What decisions? Which passages not to read as normative. The passages we tend not to read at all.
If we’re all subject to selective perception, at least to some degree, it’s important to recognize what we tend to miss or gloss over, especially if we’re church leaders.
This quiz is designed to surface the decisions we make, perhaps without thinking about them, and about how we both read our Bible and don’t read our Bible. Some will want to quibble with distinctions or agree with more than one answer. No test like this can reveal all the nuances needed, but broad answers are enough to raise the key issues. On a scale of 1-5, mark the answer that best fits your approach to reading the Bible. (If you fall between response 1 and response 3, give yourself a 2.) Your score will reveal where you land on our hermeneutical scale.