My brother and I were talking two nights ago and I wanted to share the takeaway from our conversation: We're tired of pastors over emphasizing Bible reading. It often becomes the only application point in sermons. What if we emphasized love in action instead? What if we used scripture as a tool to educate us, motivate us and shape us toward living out love? But most sermons are like a friend encouraging us to read "How to go on a date" over and over and never actually... Go on a date.
@Tonyward great point. I believe in the inspiration of scripture, but I don't think inspiration is limited to the Christian scriptures. The spirit of the Divine is the spirit of creativity itself. This is the image in which we were created. And true wisdom is universal to man. No matter which tradition it comes from.
@DanDrake @Tonyward I might even that that a bit farther and say that Jesus made no sense to me outside of his Jewish context. And the idea of God makes a whole lot more sense from the lens of Buddhism. It’s not just that there is wisdom outside of Christianity; we NEED it to keep us out of the Greco-Roman empire trap.
@Daryn @ElizabethM @DanDrake @Tonyward A wholehearted and complete yes from me on this! You are speaking the language of my heart here. In the last few years I have made a study of many different faith traditions. Reading their sacred writings and incorporating various practices alongside my walk with Jesus and it’s been utterly transformative. There’s the same light round every corner I look. It’s everywhere ☺️
@DanDrake “The spirit of the Divine is the spirit of creativity itself.” Boom! Nice!
I realized this one day listening to Elton John, whether you’re a fan or not. How the hell can he have such inspiring music when the church says he is a heathen. How can you deny the inspiration coming from him is from the spirit of Divine creativity.
@Tonyward I freaking LOVE Elton John. Exactly.
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