Monday, July 6

Tag: Logos

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...

Thoughtful Thursday: What is God?

Essay, Photography, Religion, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Theology
Thoughtful Thursday is designed to provoke our thinking of how we think about God or the Divine.  Quoted From Pat Montgomery Excerpt from Plant Spirit Healing, A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness … Various religions refer to spirit as God or an aspect thereof, so many people's immediate reaction to the word "spirit" is one of religious connotation. What I find in religion in general is that the structure of religion tends to limit the spirit that is at its core. The foundation of rules and regulations that underlies the structure of the house of religion and the trappings of how to get to heaven become far more important than the spirit that dwells in the house so that, in some cases, the house seems vacant. Glenda Green interprets, "While structure is necessary to physical exis...

Thoughtful Thursday – Ten Things the Church Can’t Do While Following Jesus

Christian Church, Christianity, Essay, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Theology
Reprinted with permission of the author. Ten Things the Church Can't Do While Following Jesus by Mark Sandlin The Christian church is full of Christians, right? Sadly, the answer you'll get to that question is heavily dependent on whom you are asking. Certainly, the church should be full seeking to follow Christ, seeking to follow the teachings of Jesus. However, increasingly, there are those who claim the church is full of hypocrites. They are not saying the church only has hypocrites. That's clearly not true. They are simply pointing out there are surprisingly high numbers of people going to church, calling themselves Christians but whose actions run counter to what Jesus taught. I believe we can do better. Which brings us to the first thing on my list of the “10 Things THE CHURCH ...