Thursday, April 24, 2014

Resurrection Conversation

Our attendance was small but our conversation went deep when we met on the Saturday before Easter to talk about resurrection.  Not just The Resurrection, but renewal and transformation in general.

The conversation had two themes actually.  The first had to do with how we interpret scripture.  Especially, how do we deal with something that is so central to what Christianity is about (the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus) when what is asserted (the bodily resurrection) is something that is described so differently in the various accounts in the Bible, and is something that is so foreign to our personal experience?

The second theme was about our personal experience of dramatic transformation in our own lives; how we rarely see it coming, don’t like it when it happens, and are so grateful for it after the fact.  The miracle of resurrection is ultimately not so much about what happened in the past to someone else or what may happen in the ultimate future to all of us but what can happen to me today.