These days, many postmoderns are discovering or rediscovering Jesus, what he says and what he means.
He comes to us as One unknown, without a name, as of old, by the lake side, He came to those … who knew Him not. He speaks to us the same word: ‘Follow thou me!’ and sets us to the tasks which He has to fulfill for our time. He commands. And to those who obey Him, whether they be wise or simple, He will reveal Himself in the toils, the conflicts, the sufferings which they shall pass through in His fellowship, and, as an ineffable mystery, they shall learn in their own experience Who He is.” (Albert Schweitzer, Quest of the Historical Jesus.)
“Since the Reformation, Protestant churches have generally interpreted Jesus through the Apostle Paul. Today, many postmodern Christians are learning to interpret Paul thorough Jesus.” (Tony Campolo, New Baptist Covenant convocation, 2012, paraphrased)
“Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen. Nobody knows but Jesus.” (African-American spiritual) Continue reading “Bill Leonard – As One Unknown”
The Resurrection and the Postmodern Dilemma by N.T. Wright.
I wish I had time to paste here a few quotes.
This is a very substantial text and I highly recommend it to all those interested in this topic.
I thank Carson Clark for this clip (his post on it can be found HERE).
Here is the comment I have left on his blog:
[DA] Carson is surprisingly good in this video (like you, I am not a fan of Carson, nor, I would add, of the Gospel Coalition – too modernistic and fundationalist for my postmodern taste), while Piper is as aloof as always.
I may also add that, even if I preach sometimes (I have just accepted the invitation to do it on 7 August), and I enjoy a good sermon (they are so rare these days) I am not a great fan of preaching either. I think the ‘laleo’ version of sharing the good news is much more fitting with our times.
Forgiveness: A Brief on its Assumptions | Jesus Creed.
Scot McKnight has just published on his blog a short post (see the link above) that brings to our attention an elaborated article published by Wilfred M. McClay in First Things on ‘The Moral Economy of Guilt‘.
In spite of the uninspiring style of the author, the article is worth reading and it has stirred up already some interesting discussions on the site of the journal and on McKnight’s blog.
Here is also the comment that I have left there: Continue reading “Forgiveness: A Brief on its Assumptions | Jesus Creed”
Source of picture, HERE.
My friend Ady Popa pointed me today to a very interesting article on faith and doubt by Peter Enns, a Protestant professor who studied theology at Harvard. Please find below a few quotes, to wet your appetite.
Warning: this is not for the faint hearted or the naive who are still entertaining the illusions of modernity. Continue reading “Peter Enns on the Benefits of Doubt for the Life of Faith”
Dr. Roman Soloviy is President of the Lviv Theological Seminary, an Evangelical school in Ukraine.
Two years ago, Dr Soloviy initiated a research project entitled ”The Church in a Postmodern World: Urban Missions in the Post-Soviet Context’. I think this is a very relevant topic also for Romania. That is why I want to give below a few details about it. Continue reading “The Church in a Postmodern World: Urban Missions in the Post-Soviet Context”