Thursday, February 6, 2014

Epiphany 5 A - 1 Corinthians 2:1-16

1 Corinthians 2:1-16
The people living in Corinth in the first century AD were not that different from the urbanites living today in two thousand fourteen. Of course the Corinthians could not Google the answer to mysteries or consult Siri for all wisdom but they were in every way as sophisticated in their time as we are in ours. So the foolishness of proclaiming a crucified criminal in Judea as God was beyond believing for the Corinthians in the same way that people outside the shrinking Bible belt have come to question the facts of the Christian faith. At the same time we find those who hold onto the faith while denying the obvious inconsistencies in scripture. On the other side we find those who make no sense of the mystery of God and have little trouble living outside the boundaries of the conventional faith. I think God lives between the orthodox and the absurd and invites us to believe the absurd while clinging to the orthodox. Or in other words I determined to know “nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” 

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