The Threat of Resurrection – Parker Palmer

Pam introduced me to the thought of Parker Palmer a while back. I am really glad she did. Awhile back at Tapestry I referenced a seldom discussed story of Lazarus the disciple whom Jesus raised from the dead.  After Jesus brought him back to life there were some who viewed his continued existence as a threat. John 12:9 records.

Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.

Lazarus was breathing, walking, and talking proof that Jesus had power of Death and therefore Lazarus was a threat to the powers that be. Life in the land of Death is a threat to power. In the video above Parker Palmer does a great job of discussing the threat of resurrection.

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