Monday, April 26, 2010

good question

isaac was reading his comic-book version of the new testament tonight.  at one point he paused, pointed to Peter, and asked, “does that guy have the same powers as Jesus?”   i wondered if i should take the “jesus is not a super hero” line or argument.  i wondered how to break down social trinitarianism is easy-to-swallow chunks.  i ended up going with the biblical anthropology dissertation.  first i i umm-ed and ahhh-ed and then suggested that we all do have the power of Jesus by the holy spirit and according oto the will of the Father.  he looked up at me with ridicule in his eyes and said, “i can’t heal people just like that like Jesus did.”  he had me there.  isaac is yet to heal people like Jesus.  i think i need some help with theology for 6-year-olds.


Tim Jeffries said...

You know I reckon you're doing pretty well. The fact that Isaac is asking you questions is the most important bit. He'll have to spend his whole life working them out, hopefully he'll do it with you.

Tim Jeffries said...

I pray my kids will ask me questions like that one day.

Tim Jeffries said...

There must be something in the water, check out this post from my friends Josh and Mel along similar lines -