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My dad was a bit of a theologian, and so I grew up with a bit of theological language in the atmosphere. A "type" in theology-speak is something that creates a picture for us. Usually it is used in the phrase "a type of Christ", meaning "a picture of what Christ is like". Some of the "types" I remember learning about were as varied as the rock that Moses hit in the desert (Moses hit the rock and then water came out), the snake on a stick that healed people (yes - that's really in there!) Melchizedeck (the priest from nobody-knows-where who came and talked with Abraham), the luckless sheep that got sacrificed instead of Isaac, and of course LOTS of the Jewish laws, ceremonies and rituals.
I'm a little hazy on the details now... those conversations were a long time ago, and in any case I'm sure there are varied opinions about them all. However I love that concept of a "picture", rather than an explanation.
So it got me thinking, what are some modern "types" that speak to me of Christ-ness?