3 Temptations

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Physical – make bread right now (you have needs) [lust of the flesh] Relational – jump from the temple to prove your value to others (they will see you and be impressed) [lust of the eyes] Spiritual – submit to the principles of this world to achieve (take pride, man! Dream the dream: I will, I will, I will, I will, I will) [Pride of Life] The idea is that all of our temptations come from just three basic ones in the way that all colors come from three primary …

THE BOOK AND THE STORY

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posted with permission (long for a post, but worth it)BY TOM WRIGHT (Tom Wright is now Rt Revd NT Wright, Bishop of Durham.)Here, Tom Wright explores the nature of the over-arching biblical narrative and how it subverts and challenges the world view of our surrounding culture. It is adapted from the opening address given at The Open Book consultation ”Imagining Tomorrow” at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, January 1997. In the Christian canonical Bible there is a single over-arching narrative. It is a story which runs from creation to new …

Why ‘The Story’?

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Hearing Falling TreesWe exist regardless of why we THINK we exist. Reality precedes perception. The sound waves come from a falling tree regardless of whether one is there to hear it. Likewise, the failure of a person standing in the woods to rightly interpret the sound as a tree falling does not affect whatever might have the misfortune to be in the path of that tumbled tree. Something is. I am a subset of that which IS, as are you. The question that is ultimate, is more or less: “Why …