Truth and Tradition

The biblical view of truth is not as a dead thing, such as a brass ring that we can obtain or a set of propositions that we can figure out. Biblical truth is an incarnate, living reality, known relationally such as when Jesus says, “I am the truth.” As such, truth will always be in tension with the kind of ‘tradition’ that tries to ossify the truth of a living moment into a lasting form that can be manipulated by those in power.