Pastor Pat Bailey: Insights, Our Sacred Writings

Our adult spiritual ed class has been discussing Reza Aslan’s book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” Her words not only raises questions about the historical context of Jesus of Nazareth, they also point to the distinction between the Jesus of historical context and the Christ of the New Testament Gospels. Does taking a historical perspective of Jesus strip the Gospels of meaning or allow their deeper meanings to emerge? Join the discussion by viewing my sermon, Our Sacred Writings.

Pastor Pat Bailey in front his church

Pastor Pat Bailey

Editor’s Note: Dr. Pat Bailey of Telluride’s Christ Presbyterian Church, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1987. For 16 years, Pat served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army. He is also an Iraq War veteran. Pastor Pat holds several degrees: a Master of Divinity from Columbia Seminary, a Master of Theology in comparative religion from Emory University, and (recently) a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. His primary professional interests are interfaith spirituality, evolutionary consciousness, nature spirituality – and accompanying others in spiritual community. To that end, Pastor Pat has been blogging on Telluride Inside… and Out for years. His “Insights” series continues weekly and now often in the form of videos capturing Pastor Pat’s affirming messages.



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