"I take joy when Scripture contradicts itself, because this indicates that God's truth is far more complicated than my truth. If we use it to make life easy, we betray how Scripture makes truth work."
Diane Jacobson, professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., speaking on "Authority of the Bible in the Life of the Church" at a recent Lutheran World Federation meeting in Switzerland.
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