Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sister Centuries???

As I have been taking a break from my mad dash to finish a Distance Education class by Thursday I came across this intriguing and thought-provoking article by Neil Cole, author of Organic Church (a book I highly recommend). In the article he asserts that the 1st Century and the 21st Century are sister centuries. Check it out and tell me if you agree with his comparison and what you think this means for us today. Below is the link.



JEJ said...

I'm sure somebody with a better knowledge of history could make some clever observations about this. But all I have is the line from Ecclesiastes: "There is nothing new under the sun" (ok, so that is from "Jeff's poor memory" translation...)

It does bring up an interesting question, though: does history repeat itself? ie, is history cyclical? On the one hand, the observations like what this article contain make do make history look cyclical (not that that is the author's view...). But the Bible is clear: there is a start, there is an end, and there is a purpose for the whole in-between. Where secular historians easily see the repetition, Biblically there is a purposeful progression. (That said, human nature doesn't change--only the technology we sin with does--so the same ol' problems are still hangin' around...)

Interesting find...