I’m new to “social media” and basically use the internet for work purposes so hope I do not make too many blunders. As a 65 year old I’m not as internet savvy as I could be,
I was very pleased with the hearty welcomes from this community. However, my first blunder may have been to use the phrase “a slightly different take on the gospel” - this may be too strong. There are a number of books that talk about the Jewish Christian experience better than I could, including Volume 2/2 of Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics.
What I meant by that phrase was simply that as a person who spent eight years in the professional ministry I never felt that I quite fit in. One really cool thing about the videos is that I see so many people of different ethnic, national and religious backgrounds sharing the gospel. This is so encouraging!
I asked Christ into my life at age 17 during the height of the Jesus Movement. Years later my mother received Christ during an invitation given by Earl Palmer at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. I am looking forward to seeing her in heaven. My father, a well known geneticist and still alive, has always described himself as an atheist. But he has a strong interest in Biblical archeology and taught me that the Hebrew Scriptures actually make sense when talking about medical matters.
Anyway, thanks again!