Thursday, March 10, 2005

reflections from March 9

From Rich Correll
"In our group we discussed the changing view of scripture as troublesome for many. I've tried to show how the different views of scripture influence practices and other facets of our Christian faith, concluding that the right hand column is where we sense we would like to be."

From Joel McClure
The perspective on salvation and gospel that we have been talking about over the past few months will make a significant impact on many other areas of our faith in practice.
--"Evangelism will look more like journalism than sales." (George Hunsberger)
--issues of how the scriptures are authoritative. (see my initial thoughts here)
--ecclesiology:: how we are to be (or not to be) as the church
--eschatology:: the already & not yet of the reign of God
--the language of heaven (shedding the Platonism so rampant in the church)
--pneumatology:: how we cooperate with the Spirit
--discipleship:: not just moral self-enhancement, but learning from Jesus how to be truly human.
--cosmology:: how we understand the heavens and the earthin the present in light of God's future

Of course there will be much more, but you can see how significant this shift will be for how we do things--in addition to how we talk about them.


Anonymous Headless-in-GR said...

Interesting - however I find it a bit of a stretch to claim such a clean cut duality between these two theoretically different species. I suppose you did it this way in order to simplify?

2:26 PM  

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