Great quote from Michael Horton (via Justin Taylor)
The best way to guard a true interpretation of Scripture, the Reformers insisted, was neither to naively embrace the infallibility of tradition, or the infallibility of the individual, but to recognize the communal interpretation of Scripture. The best way to ensure faithfulness to the text is to read it together, not only with the churches of our own time and place, but with the wider ‘communion of saints’ down through the age.
That is the best explanation I have read yet as to how “sola Scriptura” differs from “solo Scriptura”. “Sola Scriptura” is not just “me and my Bible” deciding everything. Understood properly, it anchors our interpretation and use of Scripture within the worshipping and proclaiming community of the church, both past and present, and in particular within the church’s proclamation of the gospel through the word and sacraments.