I recently attended a conference where the central theme was an exploration of Jesus; who he was, when he lived, what he said and did, what has his impact been through history and today.
At the commencement of the event, we were given 5 minutes and asked to write down all of the things that we thought we knew about Jesus. For some in the audience a lot of time would have been spent writing tomes of information acquired over a lifetime of study and devotion to following and getting to know Jesus. For others, there might have been snatches of information dredged up from Sunday school and maybe the occasional appearance of Jesus on The Family Guy or their experience of church and religion.
Having completed this task, we were then asked to seal these ideas in an envelope and spend the rest of the conference exploring Jesus having laid aside all of this built up knowledge. Read More