Tuesday, July 12, 2005

D+D questions

The Questions
What should people living in this century do with phenomina like Cherem (sacrifice which includes the sacrifice of humans) in the Bible?
What are Jesus’ core values?
What arbitrates what is Just? Can there be Justice outside of divine intervention?
What are the paradigmatic events of the Bible for you?
How important is going to church? What are the key elements of a church service?
Are religions defined by their radicals?
Why are religious texts so big and complex and multifaceted?


LutheranChik said...

I'm going to pick the question about Jesus' core values because I just happen to have Daniel Erlander's Baptized, We Live lying on my computer desk, serendipitously opened to just the right page:

Submission to God's will.

Absolute trust in God.

Dedication to human liberation.

Solidarity with human pain.

Freedom to be weak, human and vulnerable.

LutheranChik said...

Paradigmic events...I can barely spell that, let alone think about it, but...let me take a stab:

The Sinai experience -- the experience of the Jews as being in a covenanted relationship with God.

The Cross.

Christopher said...

My paradigmatic events are the Exodus, the Exile, and the crucifixtion... not quite as relational as yours, more about finding hope in anguish.