Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Living Spiritual Rhythms - January 23

While the evolving picture of nature is looking highly likely, it’s also important to recognize that the more the biblical story advances, through surprising encounters, choices, and detours, the clearer it becomes that this too is an evolving narrative. Think of the way, for example, developing Israel emerges into the Messiah, how the Spirit in the gospel of John flourishes in Paul’s letters, and why the golden age in Jerusalem of Acts provokes a mission to the ends of the earth. The natural world and biblical text informers are related and distinct in telling a story – both evolve, yet with quite different characteristics and features.