The Karma of Jesus
Are you reaping what you've sown?Whether we call it Karma or not, life seems to be based on cause and effect. If we do something good, we expect (or hope) good will return. Do something bad, and bad will result....
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Are you reaping what you've sown?Whether we call it Karma or not, life seems to be based on cause and effect. If we do something good, we expect (or hope) good will return. Do something bad, and bad will result. Indeed, the ancient idea of Karma--reaping what we sow--is recognized in almost every religion in the world. But this principle sets an inescapable trap: If "what comes around goes around," then every small mistake will haunt us to the bitter end.Is that it, though? Is this our destiny?In this provocative book, Mark Herringshaw boldly explores two mutually exclusive visions of life: Karma and grace. Prompted by a chance-conversation with a spiritually curious young man, he gives us a probing look at the implications of Karma and the relevance of Christ's life.
The Karma of Jesus follows the tradition of bold Christian communicators who dare to borrow pop=culture-friendly language to communicate sacred truth. It explains the relevance of Christ's life using the idea of karma, which maintains an exacting payback for one's actions. Using personal vignettes, as well as stories from history, popular culture, and the Bible, pastor Mark Herringshaw walks the reader through a progression of thought. Rather than didactic formulas, he presents questions and conjectures that sensitively reveal how Jesus has reaped the ultimate consequences of our actions.
Dr. Mark Herringshaw (Ph.D. Regent University) is currently serves as a teaching pastor of the 7,000-member North Heights Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. As founder of eEmbassy, he uses out-of-the-box seminars to coach people in the adventure of talking and listening to God. A conference speaker and seminary professor, Mark has written more than seventy-five articles that have appeared in such publications as Alive, In Touch, and Lutheran Renewal. Mark and his wife, Jill, have four children, who have taught him far more about prayer than he ever learned in seminary