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brick-a-brack 03/11/10

  • the ridiculous prudish literal mindedness of Christians around the world has once again been proven by the reaction to Skosana's sermon "Jesus had HIV."  Also interesting to note the African Christologies coming through in some of the discussion, Jesus the heavenly power is very important in that context, but a frail human Jesus is a source of suspicion.
  • Loren Rosson gives a characteristicly interesting review of Dale Allison's Constructing Jesus
  • Tim Bulkely fires a shot across the bow of the whinging Avalos and Lemenche
  • Paul Windsor reflects on the recent sea changes in NZ theological training
  • Marc wonders if we should read less in seminary
  • Daniel Kirk on Mark 13 and the fall of Jerusalem HT


  1. I feel a little embarrassed now. I blogged on the Jesus HIV story and admitted to being too prudish (I actually used that term) to post the title.

    Oh well.

  2. Hi Stuart, well the comment wasn't aimed specifically at you, but you've got to ask yourself why you felt that way?

    Surely the message that Jesus identifies with and cares about those with HIV is nothing to be ashamed of? The God of the Bible doesn't seem to be embarrassed about sex so why are Christians afraid to mention anything below the belt?

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  3. Thanks Jonathan, good "icky" post.

    Surely the message that Jesus identifies with and cares about those with HIV is nothing to be ashamed of?

    Totally agree, I'm not sure what it was about the title, but the message itself is right.

    ps wouldn't have mattered if the comment was aimed specifically at me, it's good to be challenged! And I do feel challenged by all of this.


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