True Myth

From my recent Substack: Can We Talk?

If you are like me, growing up in a Southern Baptist Fundamentalist version of the Christian Faith, any reference to anything in the Bible as myth raised a red flag. It was probably worse than that. For many, it still is.

Recently a friend sent a version of the essay, “What are We to Make of Jesus Christ?”, from God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics by C.S. Lewis. The lede, which is different than in my copy, gets the mythical ball rolling,

“Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us in the same way as others, but with the tremendous difference that it really happened.”

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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