"Doubting" Thomas gets a bad rap. After all, he was apparently the only disciple brave enough to leave the locked room and fetch supplies for the others.
Besides, his is a story of coming to belief. Christ does not leave Thomas with his doubts...
1. Thomas was a friend of Christ: His life was marked deeply by Jesus.
2. Thomas was a man of his culture: He had believed death to be the final mark of their friendship.
3. Thomas traced the marks of Christ and culture: Tracing the marks in Christ's hands and side, Thomas came to believe that "my Lord and my God" had brought together death & the divine.
Our culture of beauty & brokenness, love & loneliness, devotion & doubt has been marked by the cross of Christ forever.
This blog is a fragile attempt to trace the cries of culture as clues of Christ's ongoing activity in our world.Join the conversation! Please subscribe by e-mail or RSS at the top of the sidebar. I intend to post 3-4 times/week.
Who am I?
I'm married to my best friend, Andrea, we are raising our infant son, Ezra Thomas, I serve as a pastor in a wonderful Lutheran congregation, I'm a devout Oregon Duck, and I have lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest my entire life (West Puget Sound, WA; Portland and Eugene, OR), except for a theological tour of duty at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.