One starts with a broad scholarly foundation, not simplistic extrapolations. A pretty good foundational document is Schweitzer's "The Quest of the Historical Jesus", written at the beginning of the 20th Century--revised version published in 2002:
What's especially interesting to me about Schweitzer is how he lived his life, based upon his understanding of Jesus. He left the Western World to serve out his life in service as a medical missionary in Africa--and won a Nobel prize.
Breitbart is just blowing smoke. We'll see how he witnesses his beliefs in the way he lives . . .
My church doesn't tell me what to believe. A Congregationalist expects to develop his or her own personal epistemology--and that it will be different from everyone else--reflecting different life experiences and different points of spiritual growth. The question is whether or not one is following the Christian way of life.
Talk is cheap.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02-Apr-19 01:26 by drrayeye.