In this third talk Mark and Tony continue to explore the theme that true knowledge must be framed by faith, hope and love. In this talk, Mark applies the new framework to 1 Corinthians, and explains how the topic of ‘knowledge’ shapes the whole book – and how the incarnation reframed knowledge around the transcendent qualities of ‘faith, hope and love’. But this reframing challenged both the Jews and the Greeks and was in fact offensive to them both(although in different ways). Furthermore, applying this framework to practical situations, (which Paul does throughout the book) demands innovative thinking –innovative thinking that does not look for cookie-cutter answers but rather looks to Christ and the new gospel to supply the code that unlocks wisdom.
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to take God out of the religious box
In a real sense there is no end to this exploration as we are pursuing what the great theologian Jonathan Edwards called ‘the infinite enlargement’.