Mittwoch, 23. Juli 2014

Häppchen-Weise #9

C. Stephen Evans schreibt darüber, dass die Geschichte der Evangelien ein Mythos ist, die großen Fragen menschlichen Erlebens erfahrbar machen, und gleichzeitig historische Realität sind.
Er kommt dann zu folgender Aussage:

„If C.S. Lewis is right to say that myth conveys universal truth in an imaginative, concrete way, then myth is in many ways living water for a dry culture. We live in a culture that has undergone significant 'flattering'. Many people have no living religious faith and are detached from living religious communities, or indeed communities of any sort. Even those who are part of religious communities often find themselves in the same flattened world. Too often the mainline denominations offer only moralism, psychological platitudes, or political action. Evangelical churches may offer the same, combined with worship experiences that have a thinness tht mirrors the surrounding culture, instead of a profound encounter with a God who is holy and majestic.“ (Evans, C. Stephan, The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith. The Incarnational Narrative as History, Oxford: Clarendon Press 1996, S.73)

Was wir als christliche Gemeinden erkennen müssen ist,
dass unsere Aufgabe nicht ist, Menschen zu unterhalten,
oder zu bestätigen.
Sondern den Weg zu einer tiefen Gottesbegegnung zu ebnen.

God Bless,

Restless Evangelical

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