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“Neighbor”

published 1116 days ago in Blog

…instead of on the framing questions by which Jesus signals the living spirit of the story. A lawyer … asks Jesus how to attain eternal life. When Jesus challenges him to find the answer in Scripture, … to love your neighbor as yourself. He then asks Jesus the first framing question: “And who is my … neighbor?” (v. 29) Jesus tells him the now familiar parable, how two … took him to an inn, and paid for his care. Then Jesus asks the lawyer the second framing question: …


On being a Christian Universalist Quaker

published 3098 days ago in Blog

… Quaker Universalist I understand the comment Jesus made–”I am the way, the truth and the life. No … to the Father except through me”—to mean that Jesus ultimately decides who will get into Heaven. He … you had to be his follower. It just means that Jesus would judge your heart. And I believe that Jesus … in the end ALL will accept him. I believe that Jesus loves each of us so much that he will keep …


Dan Seeger – I Have Called You Friends: A Quaker Universalist’s Understanding of Jesus

published 1943 days ago in Blog

…A Quaker Universalist’s Understanding of Jesus . In his introduction, Dan writes: The theme for … this reflection is “I Have Called You Friends,” Jesus’ statement which is recounted in the fifteenth … this verse. What does it mean to be a friend of Jesus today? What will it mean to be a friend of Jesus … quest itself, bear on our attitudes about Jesus? In the light of the problem, the history, and … how can we embrace the life and ministry of Jesus with enthusiasm as an essential source of meaning …


Pointing each other toward the bread of life

published 1962 days ago in Blog

…the global longing to connect with God/Life: [If] Jesus came for the whole world then why was he only … weighed down by the law/ten commandments. So was Jesus sent to Earth for everyone or just these direct … Abraham, Jewish and then gentiles who believe in Jesus and the bible. I just think that is quite … is subject to your judgment… The ideas of Jesus being sent, the replacement of covenants, [and] …


Seeing beyond the Projections

published 1474 days ago in Blog

…glimpse beyond our projections? In his new book, Jesus and the Chaos of History: Redirecting the Life of … the Historical Jesus , James G. Crossley speaks to the challenges of … within the scholarly tradition of “historical Jesus” research. Crossley writes: One of the advantages … general “earliest Palestinian tradition” [of the Jesus movement], rather than trying more precisely to … reconstruct the historical Jesus, is that it potentially allows for more evidence …


“Who is my neighbor?”

published 984 days ago in Blog

…in a blog post entitled “Neighbor,” we revisited Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke … instead of on the framing questions by which Jesus signals the living spirit of the story. We noted … that Jesus does not answer the lawyers question, “Who is my … was neighbor to the man who fell among thieves?” Jesus defines “neighbor” as a verb, not a noun. We … him to be a hated heretic and enemy. For Jesus to hold him up as one who shows love of God …


The Universality of Christ

published 1621 days ago in Blog

…us several posts from the blog Getting to Know Jesus in the 21st Century . In the introduction to the … (John 4:23-24). Clearly, the worship described by Jesus in these verses suggests an authentic, living … what are we to think of those who lived before Jesus or who have never heard the name of Christ? Are … to claim? While the advent of Christ in Jesus of Nazareth is a clear and world-historic … illustrated, in part, by these various remarks by Jesus concerning Abraham and the resurrection: Your …


The Pastor’s Lament

published 1348 days ago in Blog

…may know. What I mean by that is I do not believe Jesus came into the world to create a new religion. God … are enough religions in the world. I believe Jesus came to draw a distinct line between religion and … weep where we have taken this wonderful faith in Jesus Christ, and how religion has taken us down a path …


Christocentric Quaker universalism

published 2270 days ago in Blog

…universalism my parents taught me as followers of Jesus and the exclusionary teachings of conventional … that it was only through the life and death of Jesus Christ that salvation has been made possible for … insists that one need not know of or believe in Jesus in order to partake of this salvation. (92) … to the historical reality that I am a Friend of Jesus and that the Judeo-Christian sacred story is my …


The Universalist Core of Christianity

published 256 days ago in Blog

Jesus and After: The First Eighty Years , by E. Bruce … changes with time? E. Bruce Brooks, author of Jesus and After: The First Eighty Years , witnesses to … three periods: Alpha Christians, who followed Jesus’s teachings during his lifetime and after. Beta … of John, all written in the century following Jesus’ death. Each gospel was subject to interpolations … (community) of Christ. Quakers affirm the same. Jesus and After offers a series of philological …