Archives for May 2008
Watchman Nee wrote only one person on earth lived the “normal Christian life.” Many would not quibble with Nee except to note Jesus’ divinity and unique relationship with God certainly “bound” him to the very life lived. Nee as much as affirms the same when he wrote,
What is the normal Christian life? We do well at the outset to ponder this question. The object of these studies is to show that it is something very different from the life of the average Christian. Indeed a consideration of the written Word of Godâ??of the Sermon on the Mount for exampleâ??should lead us to ask whether such a life has ever in act been lived upon the earth, save only by the Son of God Himself. But in that last saving clause lies immediately the answer to our question.
Dallas Willard suggests the way to follow Jesus is to live life as Jesus would were he us. More compelling than WWJD. Jack Caputo explored the question, “What Would Jesus Do?” as a deconstructive hermeneutic of the Kingdom of God turning on “would” in the question generated from Sheldon’s In His Steps. Recently, Pete Rollins’ new book looks to pose the question “What would Judas do?” as a means of faithfulness to God.
Thomas Goetz, Deputy editor for Wired Magzine, wrote a piece titled, “Finding Normal” for the May 2008 issue. In this fascinating piece Goetz suggests the shift to predictive medicine results in some to undergo unnecessary treatment with damaging side effects.Continue Reading …
Natalie tagged me with one of those, “tell us some things about you” quizzes that make the rounds from time to time. Following the rules, here goes.
The rules are:
1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about himself or herself.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know theyâ??ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
Ten years ago, I was . . .
Ten years younger. Nearing my fourth year serving at Snow Hill Baptist Church. Married 15 years. Entering a long period of questioning former assumptions. Wished I had known then what I know now.