Wednesday, September 30

Tag: incarnation

Empathy and the Incarnation

At-One-Ment, Christmas, empathy, incarnation “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” John 1:14, NIV “Empathy is feeling with people… a kind of sacred space when someone is… in a deep hole… and we climb down [and say], “Hey I know what it’s like down here and you’re not alone” Brené Brown, RSA talk, Youtube I've been reading some things this holiday season about how some people don't celebrate Christmas at the usual time of December 25. I know that the origin of that date came from some pagan festival and Jesus was more likely born in warmer weather.  But I still celebrate it now because of the symbolism that the Incarnation is. It isn't really that important WHEN Jesus was born. It is important THAT Jesus was born. God/Goddess became man so that He/She could experience life from ...

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...