Barney and Buck and Hermeneutics: Being courageous enough to examine how we read the Bible.
.a blog by Neil Hart on the Lutheran Church of Australia.
My spell checker has no idea what hermaneutics means. Im not surprised really. Neither , it seems, do many Lutheran pastors.
(nope…wait a minute….ahhh… i spelled it wrong… hermeneutics…..thats better)
But…i get ahead of myself. Lets start at the beginning and put the record straight, get names named and the guilty shamed.
The era: late seventies.
The place: Christian Life Week campsite. Pt Peron WA.
Some 30 young campers have been lined up and are being questioned by stern faced camp director Fred (although, to be fair, i’m pretty sure his stern faced masked a huge smile and belly laugh just bursting to get out).
The question: Who was it who put vegemite on the toilet seat?
Why the fuss? The one whose nether regions had been soiled by the trap was none other than the newly graduated camp pastor Buck.
Sadly, no-one confessed. No one was punished. Justice was not done.
Well, reader [i know….there is still only one of you :( ] I am ready to name names and let justice finally be done. As the questioning was taking place there stood in the kitchen 2 red faced camp cooks, chopping up veges and trying to look innocent and inconspicuous. But…IT WAS THEM WHAT DID IT. GUV. This corresp[ondednt can now reveal that camp cooks Annette Hart (my wife) and Susan Kroeger (wife of camp director Fred) put the vegemite on the toilet seat.
I meantion that little event coz i was reminded of it just yesterday. I was looking at the write-up on the Hermeneutics Symposium on the LCA website when i read these comments.