Much is at stake theologically for Jesus not knowing everything. It means grappling with the implications of the incarnation, no matter how challenging those implications may be to our own theology.
The “fall” of humanity, as some Christians understand it, completely dependent on Augustine’s misreading of one verse in the book of Romans.
The early followers of Jesus, like the Gospel writers and Paul, took up the challenge of transforming Israel’s scripture—with its focus on Land, Temple, and Law—to connect it to the story of Jesus, where those elements were no longer central.
The Lord’s Prayer is known to everyone. I mean, even NFL players with concussions and the Friday Night Tykes know the words and pray it before games (and don’t get me started on using the Lord’s Prayer to support tribal warfare, but I digress.) I know the Lord’s Prayer really well, too. Perhaps too well. I’ve begun […]
Hahaha. Funny meme. But seriously. Many of us have been taught to think something along these lines, that the Gospels are basically on the same page and any differences are either imagined or inconsequential. Maybe. That works for some things. But the problem with that way of thinking is that it presumes that “saying the same thing” […]