In these final weeks of formal language learning with our tutor, we’re looking at theological language: reading the Bible, praying, giving our testimonies, etc. We got to choose 10 passages we were interested in writing a short talk about. We ended up with the following 13.
There are a couple of passages that are particularly dear to us (like this one) that don’t appear in this list mainly because we’d already talked about them in class. Similarly, we’d already read Genesis 3, the fruit of the Spirit and a Gospel so left them out too.
It’s a little intimidating choosing your ‘favourite’ parts of the Bible. We chose these in the space of 5 mins but I’ve been wondering what our selection says about us and about our theology.
What do you reckon? Any surprise inclusions?
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Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.
Why Philemon? That’s a surprise.
This one’s included because both its content and its method are challenging for us – and all in such a little book. Slavery is a huge ethical issue and is openly talked about in Tanzania. And the way Paul makes his appeal feels really uncomfortable for us (like emotional manipulation?) but that probably says more about our own cultural background than anything else!