“I Am the Resurrection and the Life”

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Growing up in evangelical circles, I often witnessed the odd Christian ritual of sharing your life verse. The life verse was some particular passage from Scripture that people grasped onto as a special word from the Lord for them. It would sometimes, then, help shape their lives as they sought to live according to its command or promise. Nothing about that is necessarily wrong, but such understanding of the verse usually lacked the context that actually gives the verse a meaning beyond our personal appropriation of it. Maybe that’s why there were hardly any life verses ...

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