I really loved a phrase that Leigh Ann Hildebrand used on Facebook recently, when she said that someone thinks a particular Southern Baptist leader is “the best thing since sliced scripture.”
But it also got me thinking about what sliced scripture might mean, and just then I happened across Zack Hunt’s post, asking whether Bible verses are the worst thing ever.
Sure, they make it easier to refer to specific spots in Biblical texts. But is that worth the cost of people thinking of the meaning of those texts in that atomistic fashion?
So I love the phrase. But is sliced scripture in fact a great thing or a terrible one?
For illustration, here’s a photo of a “Bread Book” made by Péter Alpár: