emergent Jesus?

November 13, 2008

John Frye did two posts on John 4 concerning Jesus and the Samaritan woman. A Fundamentalist read, and an Emergent read. (HAT TIP to Bill Kinnon). Read it, but really, the emergent bunch has stressed the importance of friendship over and over again. And in the South African milieu we are not all from the same theological background, and some are more conservative in there theology, and that is acceptable, so I’m not that fond of the posts, but hey, my turn:

An emerging read of John 8:

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.  At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.  The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group  and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.  In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”  They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.  When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”  Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.  At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.  Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”  “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

And if you think this is not emerging, notice that the people gathered around Jesus:-)


One Response to “emergent Jesus?”

  1. […] thoughts on Fundamentalism and the Emerging Church My son directed me to a certain blog earlier this week. John Frye who, I must say, has a talent for […]

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