May 15, 2018

Continuing in the Easter readings through 1 John. And also continuing in what I noted below about how so much of 1 John feels fundamentalist and a little combative today. It can be read as a book about setting a community apart as being the ones who get it and have it all together, Ultimately, it becomes more encouraging and meaningful when read as how a church should respond to people who think they have surpassed what the church is about — how to live as a community that is being pushed to the edges rather than occupying the center.