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Monthly Archives: February 2006
One of my classes meets at a coffee shop in the Queen Anne area of Seattle. It is a senior capstone course for Theology majors. Each week we gather together to discuss, in seminar fashion, both the ‘looking back’ and ‘glimpsing forward’ of their pilgrimage as theologians. I find the discussion engaging, frustrating, joyous, humbling, and just plain ackward all at once. There is something in the process of teaching … There’s more to read here.
On Works and Faith – Protestant teachers continue to propagate the fundamental error that all that matters is faith, and that out of faith works must necessarily proceed. This is simply not true: but it has so seductive a sound it has certainly confused other intelligences than Luther’s (namely those of Socrates and Plato): even though the evidence of every experience of every day speaks against it. The most confident … There’s more to read here.
I might have to soften my usual criticism of anything touting itself as “radical orthodoxy” after having just read Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt’s essay ‘Aesthetics: The Theological Sublime’ in the original Radical Orthodoxy: A New Theology reader. In it, he writes:
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