Sunday, March 7

Tag: Gospel of John

Sabbath Monologue

This is a monologue from a Christian perspective using the story found in the Gospel of John, chapter 5, verses 1-15. It definitely touches on what Sabbath is and isn't. But we each have our own point of view. What is important to you? He’s the one! (point) He’s the one! Jesus, I tell you, he’s the one who told me to carry my mat on Sunday. He’s the one who healed me. Haven’t you heard the story? I thought everyone at the Temple had heard by now. My name is AESCHYLUS.[1] That is a variation of the word “shame.” I have felt shame each and every day of my life. As other boys played, I sat still, shamed by paralysis. As young men wooed their loved ones, I struggled simply to move from room to room. As zealots fight against the Romans, I can do nothing. I struggle with understanding myself ...

Thoughtful Thursday – Logos and the Samaritan Woman

Christianity, Post-a-Day, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
  Logos and the Samaritan Woman In the Gospel of John, the story of the Samaritan Woman’s encounter with Jesus is one of the first signs that are encountered.  I have several concerns about this particular story and the way it has been used, interpreted, and translated.  I will examine: Translation issues concerning the Samaritan Woman and Logos, The Logos and John:  A general word study of how the word Logos is used throughout the Gospel of John, The Logos and the Samaritan Woman:  An examination of the Samaritan Woman in relationship with the Logos, and A brief examination of the ramifications of the relationship between Logos and the Samaritan Woman. Translation Issue:  Logos In the translation from Greek to English, there is one main issue that directly concerns the inte...
Misunderstood (an Advent Reflection)

Misunderstood (an Advent Reflection)

Advent, Essay, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Our host today is Deborah Globus of I give to you, "Misunderstood" based on John 3:31-32. For more about Deborah, please scroll to the end. Misunderstood 1 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. Sometimes I think about how much of a bummer it must have been to be Jesus.  I mean, “He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony.”  That’s tough. As a small business owner running a business based on alternate spirituality I know how hard it can be.  Maybe people don’t disbelieve my testimony but a lot of the time it feels like shouting into t...