Christian Theology 1: Day 5

Sunday, January 21, 2007


A lot of things have been going round and round in my mind since CT1 started and it has brought up many things which I have tried to keep a low on.

Today’s lecture is on the doctrine of Christology. The group reflection topic sounds like this: The Evangelical tradition speaks of Christ mostly as the bearer of salvation, and hardly emphasises the role of Christ as an ethical and spiritual example to those who follow him. Consider how this missing dimension of Christian spirituality may be practically recovered in the life of your community.

The discussion we had centered on the church. I was mostly quiet throughout this discussion because as far as my thoughts about it are concerned, I am so disturbed over its current state. I am not able to fully articulate it at the moment but basically it boils down to these few worries:
• The spiritual health of the clergy
• The influence of the secular world creeping into clergy: pastors as managers and CEOs
• The quality of pastoral care
• The quality of pulpit ministry
• The spiritual health of Christians
• The trend of the inward view of Christians as opposed to an outward flow of the love of God

I feel so helpless but since I am studying Ecclesiastes, the end of the matter; all has been heard. What I need to do is to fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man, it is my whole duty indeed.

Maeghan
Picture by Sharon Bellingeri

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3 comment(s)

  1. Hahaha! What a great way to link Ecclesiastes and the church. :-)

    You know, we all focus on Jesus' example to the world, but He spent ALL of His time with His own. We mention how often He talked about money or hell or the law, etc., but He did all that in the context of being with His friends.

    Do we want to follow His example? Then we want to spend all our time with each other.

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  2. Then we want to spend all our time with each other.

    Do we have to? :) :) :)

    That is why we are called the body of Christ. We cannot not be with one another.

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  3. The trend of the inward view of Christians as opposed to an outward flow of the love of God

    We are becoming a bit self centered and we are trying to change things in order to make it easier for us to be that way.

    Jesus didn't spend all His time with His friends, He took time to Himself. Not as much as we do, I'd like more time with friends at times.

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