Nicely spun, Henry. You may already have noticed my reasons for hating adjectives – but it is really the labeling that is disturbing.

Only one immediate quibble. Jesus says to Nicodemus that he must be born from above – this has nothing to do with Christians – but in his case with him being a teacher in Israel. So the renewal that Jesus is speaking about is based in his perception of what we would call Old Testament anthropology (or theology).

Now how will we approach ‘in Israel’ in our translations…