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Driscoll: Mis-Projected Metaphors, Yom Kippur, and fulfilment in Jesus (Pt 3)

[This is pt 3. See: Pt 1 : Pt 2.] Mark Driscoll is correct; Jesus fulfils the ritual system: the shapes and colours of the Yom Kippur festival are focused and made vivid in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. … Continue reading

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Driscoll: Mis-Projected Metaphors, Yom Kippur, And Fulfilment in Jesus (Pt 1)

Mark Driscoll blogged about viewing Jesus through events in the Old Testament. One of the events examined was Yom Kippur. Unfortunately he missed the more correct meaning of the ancient Israelite festival as he viewed the text through the lens … Continue reading

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Jesus the Zygote

It’s Christmas, the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the incarnation of God. As the carol goes “Pleased, as man, with man to dwell; Jesus our Emmanuel”. Such mysteries inevitably get me pondering. The logistics of God becoming … Continue reading

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Rom 10.4: The law points to (or intends) Christ.

The thrust of the passage suggests, then, that Paul uses nomos in the sense of Torah as it stands for scripture: the OT, not as something ‘old’ which has been abrogated by Christ but rather as the living word of … Continue reading

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Spong and the Ontology of God

Despite finishing Spong’s latest work, Jesus for the Non-Religious, I am still left wondering what he actually thinks about the ontology of God. It felt like he was working up to it, but left it vague and fluffy. He rejects … Continue reading

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Spong’s Christology

“God is not a heavenly judge. God is a life force expanding inside humanity until that humanity becomes barrier-free. This was the God revealed in the fullness of Jesus’ humanity. It was a new God definition that shifted our old … Continue reading

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The Death of Institutional Christianity

“I have no concern for what is happening in institutional Christianity today. It is, in my opinion, little more than the final dance of rigor mortis. Today’s church spends its energy in losing battles about such things as authority, scripture, … Continue reading

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