There’s much to learn about these days:
- Peter Leithart teaches us about a truly biblical epistemology. I’m all for it.
- Church and Pomo is hold a symposium soon on Graham Ward’s new book The Politics of Discipleship.
- James Merrick has a probing post about theological and historical interpretation of Scripture. And a plea for help. So go help him out.
- Also an interesting quote from T.F. Torrance about mission that, I think, doesn’t get the matter of universality and catholicity quite right.
- Also it looks like John Milbank may be running around the blogosphere under the pseudonym Alasdair Maclagan. Hmm.
- The National Association of Evangelicals have come out with a survey of their leaders about the greatest moral issues facing America with, shall we say, predictable results. The Slavtivist has a great send-up of the whole matter.
- An amusing obituary for the emerging church. Doesn’t something have to have been an actual living thing in order for it to die, though?
- Debra Dean Murphy also has some comments on James Cameron’s failure of imagination in Avatar.
- And finally, you can catch me doing a bit of sermonizing at the EP blog this weekend. I found a way to sneak in another Will Campbell quote. Here it is:
Yes, we know something they do not know. We know that God so loved the world, with all its people, their sins and problems, that he became like one of us and dwelt among us and died that we might all be one people—his people. We know that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself and breaking down all barriers and walls of hostility which separate us from one another and from him. We know that God, in establishing the Church, has enlisted us to proclaim that message of reconciliation. We know that we are called not to build a kingdom, but to bid men to enter one already established, here and now, in which race is as irrelevant a category as redhead, baldhead, fat man, lean man. We also know that Jesus fed the hungry and healed the sick and bade his followers do the same.
That is what we know, and that is the evangelical message we must now proclaim to both revolutionary and defender of the status quo. And to those who say we have not earned the right to preach to the revolutionaries, we can only say “God, in Christ, has earned it for us.”