Wednesday, April 21

Tag: John

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...
Surgical Prep (an Advent Reflection)

Surgical Prep (an Advent Reflection)

Advent, Poetry, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Our host today is Kevin Peterson. He gives to us, "Surgical Prep" based on Matthew 11:7-11. More about Kevin at the end of the post.  Surgical Prep Sucking on roasted locusts dipped in honey Giving voice to inner groans he called out Sparking a deep all consuming hunger pain A call to stop ignoring the signs of disease Prep and make way for The Surgeon to work  ... 7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. 9 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written, ‘See, I am sending my messeng...