I grew up on records - I had Roxy Music, Belinda Carlisle, the Bangles, and the following Beatles albums: Sargent Peppers, Abbey Road, The White Album....could have been more that I've forgotten. I wore those out - over and over and over.
Anyway - these people in town were using records as window ornaments which, granted, did look kinda cool. BUT There was a time when records were the premier music delivery system. Music at home that you got to choose. And to this day those vinyl round things CONTAIN music. If electricity died tomorrow - you could crank out songs with those and listen at home.
But it got me thinking about the Bible. We have sooooo little from ancient times. I am sure at some point people were stoking their campfires with ancient scrolls, using stone tablets as garden borders...assuming that whatever 'modern' method of communication had arisen would render those artifacts utterly meaningless.
But they still contained words. And words contain ideas.
Many people struggle with the Bible. Shoot, I struggle with the Bible. But I struggle because I am trying to play a vinyl on a cd player sometimes. My modern education, my worldview renders some of the Biblical language, metaphor, social requirements incomprehensible.
What if I think like a record player instead? And try to extract the music that unquestionable exists.