and i feel fine…
I am sorry to do this, but I am pretty much re-posting from yesterday. The series on Jesus’ eschatology wrapped up today, and it is just that good. One of the closing lines from part 5 made the whole series worth reading.
Before Jesus’ message is brought into our world, and he needs to be, Jesus has to be understood in his world.
I can’t tell you how strongly I feel about that statement. The bottom line is that unless we are willing to do the hard work of understanding Jesus in his historical context, then all we end up doing is depicting Jesus according to the categories of our own cultural leanings – social-activist Jesus, fundy Jesus, academic Jesus, pietistic Jesus – whatever. We can must do better than that.
So here are those links… AGAIN!
It may be a bit dense, but it’s worth it.