A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Resurrection and other thoughts

Shuck and Jive has several posts about the destructive war in Iraq and what the church can do about it. Chuck Currie has a response to Obama's speech on race.

In a different vein some thoughts on one way to take up the meaning of resurrection that I wrote back in 2005: "as 1 John 2:17 puts it this 'world is passing away with all its allurements, but he who does God's will stands for evermore'"

"I'm apt to believe that the faith of Easter is found here, in the hope that despite the array of forces against it, reconciling love has the final word. It wasn't killed at the crucifixion but rather continues when disciples everywhere break bread together."

And that somehow when we participate in this, we're participating in something larger than us. 1 John writes of eternal life not as a spatial location but rather something which 'dwells' within us, when we love one another. It is through acts of love that we touch immortality."

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