The scriptures give us only a taste of who Jesus was and what Jesus did. They tell us this explicitly (see John 21:25). There is more than we know. More than we can know. Many have tried to fill in the gaps with wild tales, of an infant Jesus speaking from the crib, of aContinue reading “We don’t have to know everything about Jesus”
This cartoon of baby Jesus walking on water at bath time reminds me of some of the fanciful stories from the Infancy Gospels, which were later recounted in the Quran. In them the young Jesus comes across as very precocious.
What do you notice that’s unusual about this image? How about the midwives! Prior to Christmas I made reference to Ninian Smart’s seven dimensions of religion, noting that the narrative dimension typically trumps the material dimension in Christianity. This may be contrasted with, say, Tarot based spirituality, where the symbols are considered more fundamental than any storiesContinue reading “Hererodoxy in Colour”