The Body Electric

“He’s more machine now than man”, or at least that’s how we seem to talk about ourselves. Are we more than the sum of our parts and do our parts matter?

Going Deeper

This week we’ll be talking about 1 Corinthians 12, otherwise known as “The Body Metaphor” or “Spiritual Gifts: You all have ’em, they’re all different, and they’re all great!”

I’ll be focusing on verses 12-26, or the “body proper” as it were.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”

Or put another way…

So yeah, we’re all different, and we’re all parts of a body, eyes and ears and feet and even toes. So… when’s lunch?

Ben TrubeIn Sunday’s sermon, Rich touched on why this passage seems stale to us, and why it might not resonate to modern ears. We think of our bodies as machines, and not just machines, but computers.

Yeah of course the computer programmer would say that, we need some examples!

Okay, we are either plugged in, or unplugged…

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