“‘Interpretation’ involves understanding three relationships between Scripture and culture. First, we need to understand how verbal communication is influenced by culture so we can communicate Scripture’s truth in a relevant way. Second, we need to understand where Scripture stands in judgment of the culture and is correction to wrong thinking and behavior. Third, we need to understand the deep needs and longings of our culture so we can capture the significance of the ‘good news’ of Scripture which can speak to those needs and longings.”
William J. Larkin, Greek is Great Gain: A Method for Exegesis and Exposition (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2008), 230.