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May 10, 2007


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Ken Klewin

Great post Mike - looking forward to reading more. I've been thinking about a related topic: how Jesus used the metaphor of family, and especially the parent/child relationship, in refering to the new community he was creating. For example, his use of Father/Son references, his frequent use of parents and children in parables, and also in telling his disciples how to behave: “Therefore, whoever takes a humble place – becoming like this child – is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven” (Mt. 18:2-4). To be childlike – humble, meek – was a characteristic of those in the community. The question for us is how to translate and use these metaphors in our time.

Michael W. Kruse

Ken, I hope to touch on some of this in later posts. I hope you will keep checking back. I would love to know more of your thoughts on the topic.


Very timely as this week's passage in Acts 16 deals with Lydia's household believing and being baptized.


Michael W. Kruse

Be sure to check my post on Friday. It has pictures!


Michael W. Kruse

Also Alan, if you are looking at Lydia, be sure to see my post from last week:

The Significance of Paul, Lydia and the Church at Philippi

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