Friday, August 27, 2010

From emphatic to reductionist

Justin Taylor quotes Fred Sanders on evangelicalism:

We have a lot to say about God’s revelation, but we emphasize the business end of it, where God’s voice is heard normatively: the Bible.
We know that everything Jesus did has power for salvation in it, but we emphasize the one event that is literally crucial: the cross.
We know that God is at work on his people through the full journey of their lives, from the earliest glimmers of awareness to the ups and downs of the spiritual life, but we emphasize the hinge of all spiritual experience: conversion.
We know there are countless benefits that flow from being joined to Christ, but we emphasize the big one: heaven
The whole post is great, and captures what is for me one of the biggest problems with evangelicalism today.  Go read it, please.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this link: I think he summarizes many of my own frustrations with evangelicalism, too.