Ms. Tippett: Dwelling aided by the pictures, once more, is extremely distinct from memorizing Bible verses. Plus it’s also not the same as reading the Bible.

Ms. Tippett: Dwelling aided by the pictures, once more, is extremely distinct from memorizing Bible verses. Plus it’s also not the same as reading the Bible.

Mr. Brueggemann: That’s right. We happen to think memorizing Bible verses is a great thing because then you definitely have the written text available that will produce this stuff — because just what a metaphor or image does would be to ask one to keep walking around it and seeking at it one other way and observing another thing. It’s a present that keeps on offering.

Music: “Keymaster” by Janus

Ms. Tippett: I’m Krista Tippett, and also this is On Being. Today, the prophetic imagination of Walter Brueggemann.

Ms. Tippett: If I inquired you in this way: when it comes to your image of Jesus, is there metaphors that have actually spoken for your requirements across time or that talk with you given that didn’t before? Are there any metaphors that have actually arrived at you that you know being a individual and in your research as being a scholar as well as your act as a preacher to be more and more meaningful?

Mr. Brueggemann: I think they fundamentally arise away from my continuing to check out the writing. This will depend about what text I’m taking a look at. Demonstrably, this is certainly then linked to what’s taking place in my own life that time. Continue reading “Ms. Tippett: Dwelling aided by the pictures, once more, is extremely distinct from memorizing Bible verses. Plus it’s also not the same as reading the Bible.”