CS121 Cultural Engagement - switch hit

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James Milne Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Dec 10 2016 2:24 AM

I'm from a different culture. Can anyone tell me what a switch hit is and how it relates to hermeneutics please?

Thanks.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 10 2016 2:30 AM

James Milne Smith:
Can anyone tell me what a switch hit is

Didn't mean anything to me eitherSmile but

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James Milne Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 10 2016 2:36 AM

Thanks Graham. Suppose it means we need to be flexible and adaptable in our hermeneutics. 

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 10 2016 3:22 AM

James Milne Smith:
Suppose it means we need to be flexible and adaptable in our hermeneutics. 

I found the term used in two resources—the Believer's Church commentary on Romans and Devotions from the World of Sports.

The author of the article in the commentary did not have hermeneutics in mind. I only read the paragraph containing the term, but the author was speaking of bi-sexual practices in the culture surrounding the NT. Having researched this in studying Romans 1:18-32, I am not sure the practice was as wide-spread as the author implies. In American (US) slang, the term refers to deviant sexual practices—At least, it is deviant from my understanding of Scripture.

In the devotional, the fact that Carlos Baerga was a switch-hitter had more to do with identifying him than anything else.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 10 2016 4:28 AM

Jack Caviness:
The author of the article in the commentary did not have hermeneutics in mind. I only read the paragraph containing the term, but the author was speaking of bi-sexual practices in the culture surrounding the NT. Having researched this in studying Romans 1:18-32, I am not sure the practice was as wide-spread as the author implies. In American (US) slang, the term refers to deviant sexual practices—At least, it is deviant from my understanding of Scripture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switch_hitter

The baseball term has been extended to apply to any person who does two different things---in certain contexts it can have the sexual connotations above, but it's not limited to that or to baseball.

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James Milne Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 10 2016 4:39 AM

Oh, my goodness! Who would have thought?

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