Monday, January 18, 2010

Truth Comes With A Body

Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, offers some brief but fascinating thoughts in response to the question, "What does it mean to say that the Truth is a person?" Here's the YouTube summary:

[Crouch] is asked what it means that Jesus calls himself "the Truth"? How can it be, or what are the implications, that the Truth is a person? Mr Crouch responds that one aspect of this truth that is most disturbing for ordinary human philosophy is that Jesus brought the Truth in an embodied--and therefore a relational--form.

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Anonymous said...

That is very very cool.

peggy38 said...

I am not sure of it but I get the strong feeling that those who are most invested in rejecting the Incarnation of the Truth are the ones who are the most convinced that somehow, Truth would be lessened or corrupted by coming in the flesh.

I have thought about what my response to this denial would be and to me it seems that a Truth which does not have a perfect integrity such that it can be corrupted or debased is not much of a Truth at all.

In Jesus, the incorruptibility of the Truth is proven for he came to us and was not corrupted and was assumed back into Heaven as perfect as he was when he arrived. The only change was in us since we are better for his having come than if he had remained remote.