« One More Thing to Like About Our New Presiding Bishop | Main | There's No Need for Competing Gospels »

December 04, 2006


Mystical Seeker

Nice posting. I don't think that anyone can ask more of any of us than to be faithful to God as we see it, even unto death. Jesus lived and taught a message of love and living out the Kingdom of God, and that's a pretty admirable life and message for anyone. Maybe he was a little crazy, as you say. If John Crossan is correct, he led an itinerant lifestyle, almost a kind of Jewish version of the Greek Cynics, who lived a life of open commensality and who resisted the power of the Roman Empire. If he lived a life in close communion with God, then all the other baggage that Christian orthodoxy heaps upon his life isn't really a necessary component of what it means for many of us to follow Jesus. One doesn't have to believe that Jesus was divine or born of a virgin or resurrected; if one believes in his teachings, and that he lived the Kingdom of God, then for me that's good enough.

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

Your email address:

Powered by FeedBlitz

Favorite Posts


Episcopal Church

  • Come and Grow