I lectured today at the Training College on the subject of Redaction Criticism. It might not be the most inspiring subject but has an important message: one result of studying the distinctive theological voices of each of the gospel writers is the recognition that the gospel must be adapted to speak to different contexts.
The contents of this blog have illlustrated how my own understanding of the gospel is shaped by working with the poor and the marginalised in an inner urban area. I know that my own way of articulating this gospel does not have universal appeal and I don't claim to have captured absolute truth in any of my words. All human language is a frail and imperfect medium for trying to grasp the meaning of the sacred or the divine - yet it is all we have and hopefully our attempts have some resonance with the experience of others.