Monday, February 1, 2010

DESERT EPIPHANIES — "BIBLICAL AND POST-BIBLICAL (GREEK) CHRISTIANITY"

While I've been busy telling you about Bears Noting, I didn't mention my other blog: Desert Epiphanies. That's were I do my wonderings about God, faith, and the world.

Ironically, I have blogged there before my promised comments on Bears Noting. In this case it is about the Greek influence in the writing of the New Testament and Christian doctrine, which confounds many peoples' ability to believe today. That confusion arises because we do not live in the context of Greek philosophy, particularly the writings of Plato and Aristotle.

What we need to do is find a 21st century context for our faith, realizing that ideas are going to be "lost in translation." I'm sure that's going to be scary for many people. And helpful to others.

If you're wondering about this, click on the link and hop over.

6 comments:

Tattie Weasle said...

It is very confusing and tehre is a longing I think for a simpler time - but it still never ceases to amaze me all the everyday miracles that go on - perhaps we need to find the time for Faith? (I'll now go over nad have a look at your post...)

Rob-bear said...

® Interesting thought, Tattie. Everyday "miracles" or "coincidences," and recognizing the faith that lives within us (that we may not recognize).

cheshire wife said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. I hope that your health is improving.

I am not quite sure about needing three blogs. I am sure that there will be some overlap between the other two at least.

lakeviewer said...

Did.
Done.

Rob-bear said...

® CW: Getting sick and tired of being sick and tired. Only one way — up. The DE blog is for my soul; Chrome is for my heart; BN is for my mind. Bear is either complicated or complex. Or befuddled.

Rob-bear said...

® lakeviewer: right;