The Ugley Vicar: 'And for my next trick': why Jesus walked on water John Richardson writes some penetrating insights and raises some great questions on his blog as he labors for "the revival and renewal of the Church of England..."
In this post, he tackles the idea (illustrated by a quote from a reporter for The Guardian) that the words or "spiritual teachings" of Jesus are sufficient without worrying about miracles or other claims about the "fact" of Jesus.
Preaching from Mark's account of Jesus "walking on water" , Richardson says,
...many of the words of Jesus were about the Old Testament, pointing to himself. Our Guardian writer says, “Surely Jesus’ words are more important than his fact?” Jesus says no, my fact is precisely what matters. Who I am is the key issue.
Read the sermon and also some of the discussion in the blog comments.