Thursday, July 24, 2008

Interview With John Frye, author of Jesus The Pastor

Over at Jesus Shaped Spirituality - where you will find the best (post-)evangelical blog tagline ever: "God is Jesus" - we have Michael Spencer interviewing John Frye, blogger and author of Jesus the Pastor. Haven't read the book, but I'm thinking I'll be getting it soon. Here's an excerpt from the interview:
I believe in praxis, that is, every behavior is an expression of belief (or theology). We will be evaluated in the end on our works. As N.T. Wright repeats, “We are not saved by believing in justification by faith. We are saved by believing God in Jesus.” Here’s the verse that should rock every Jesus-follower to the core: 1 John 2:6 “Whoever claims to live in him [God], must walk/live as Jesus did.” If I claim to be a Christian, that claim is verified in a way of life-the Jesus Way of life. I must walk as Jesus did; it is not an option.

Also note the part of the interview where Frye describes his study of Paul and the epistles to the "glaring neglect" of Jesus and the Gospels. Heavy stuff. Frye's blog is here.

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