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Intro to Process Theology - Jesus

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Christian process theology takes the life, teachings and uniqueness of Jesus seriously and creatively.

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Intro to Process Theology - Jesus

  1. 1. Intro to Process Theology
  2. 2. Intro to Process TheologyScience and Religion(God and the World)Evil and SufferingJesus and Creative TransformationPluralism, Prayer, Economism, andEcology
  3. 3. In youropinion, what makes Jesusunique?  Why is Jesus’ uniquenessimportant to you?
  4. 4. Supernaturalism and Jesus Virgin birthGod Jesus as omnipotent God Sacrificial death was Gods plan Resuscitation World Salvation into heaven
  5. 5. Jesus Power in Process Theology Almighty PersuasiveAll-powerful Love-power God World
  6. 6. Multiple causation
  7. 7. Process theology and JesusIncarnationJesus uniquenessCrossResurrection God WorldCreative transformation
  8. 8. Incarnation God was in Jesus. God was uniquely in Jesus. Jesus was a human man, not different from you and me.
  9. 9. Jesus uniqueness Different by degree: Unique in his responsiveness to Gods call Different by content: God gave him a unique call Different by experience: Unique experience of oneness with God
  10. 10. CrossGod suffered with Jesus on the cross.
  11. 11. ResurrectionDisciples experienced him after he died. Rose to a spiritual body. Sign of hope.
  12. 12. Creative TransformationMaking lemon-aid out of lemons A new future is always possible
  13. 13. Participating in thefaithfulness of JesusJesus teachingsopen us to thepossibility ofcreativetransformationJesus is in usParticipate in savingthe world
  14. 14. "If Jesus isour center, then there can be noboundary."-John B. Cobb, Jr.
  15. 15. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am theway, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.""Jesus called for a community ofperfect openness." -John B. Cobb, Jr.
  16. 16. John 14:1-14 14“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s housethere are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told youthat I go to prepare a place for you?3And if I go and prepare a place foryou, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4And you know the way to the place
  17. 17. Next week: Pluralism, Prayer, Economism, and Ecology

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