Drawing on Jungian psychological type theory, the SIFT method of biblical hermeneutics and
liturgical preaching maintains that different psychological type preferences are associated
with distinctive readings of scripture. In the present study this theory was tested amongst two
groups of ministry training candidates (a total of 26 participants) who were located within
working groups according to their psychological type preferences, and invited to reflect on the
Johannine feeding narrative (Jn 6:4−22), and to document their discussion. Analysis of these
data provided empirical support for the theory underpinning the SIFT method.