When you read bible does it function as a window or a mirror? For many people the Bible serves as a mirror that reflects back to them what they already believe. It is a powerful mirror, for it provides divine sanction for their beliefs, values and behavior. But unfortunately that’s all it does.
For others however the bible functions as a window by which they get to look into another world, into the worlds of people living in other times,cultures and places. They get to see things from the perspective of these other worlds and explore how faith was shaped. This allows them tocritique their own world and in the process to be transformed at a deep level.