I just found this at Crossroads - it's too good not to pass along.
Philip Jenkins in his book, The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South, writes,
"Two bishops, were participating in a Bible study, one an African Anglican, the other a U. S. Episcopalian. As the hours went by, tempers frayed as the African expressed his confidence in the clear words of scripture, while the American stressed the need to interpret the Bible in the light of modern schlarship and contemporary mores. Eventually , the African bishop asked in exasperation,
If you don't believe the scripture, why did you bring it to us in the first place?
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