Elizabeth has returned with good questions on old posts. And since my blogging-brain continues to play hide and seek, I’m going to pull one of her questions us front and centre.
The context is liturgy (Cramner, Dix & Mayhew) and the way we speak of Jesus’ life, death resurrection and ascension:
What’s particularly interesting to me in this post, is that when you move from past to present tense, death drops out. I can say ‘Christ is incarnate for us’ ‘Christ lives’ ‘Christ is raised’ but I’m not sure I can say ‘Christ dies’. Does Christ still die in the present tense?
I suspect it might be worth taking the question as it stands before we jump to what ‘present temse’ means in relation to God.
What do you think?