Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2012
in Reviews, Spiritual, Values
“First,” the authors wrote, “this isn’t a biography. It’s a theography. Even if you argue that a biography of Jesus is possible, which is hotly debated among scholars today, we are telling the story of God’s interactions, intersections, and interventions with humanity through the life of Jesus.”
Following the lead of N.T. Wright, Sweet and Viola declare that “if we don’t interpret the available evidence correctly, ‘we shall simply squash Jesus into the little boxes of our own imaginations rather than seeing him as he was.’”
The authors explain that the Scriptures, and in particular John’s gospel, portrays Jesus as meeting all human need:
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Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
in Intellectual, Spiritual
After years of passive participation in the TED community I finally felt obliged to comment today.
There are many spiritual paths, I have no interest in debating their merits or misgivings. Scholars, theologians apologists & philosophers can do that far better than I can.
I’m neither meritorious not mentally impared.
I know that I have a personal relationship with God. I also know that God initiated it.
I have never heard an audible voice; I had to learn how to recognize God’s involvement and interaction with me.