Winsome Words 8/31/12

“The Christian faith has never been something that one generation can sort out in such a way as to leave their successors with no work to do.”  NT Wright

NT Wright goes on to add in his forward to Scott McKnight’s book, The King Jesus Gospel, “Some versions of Christianity are constantly trying to build up that sort of accumulated capital, but it can’t be done. The Christian faith is kaleidoscopic, and most of us are color-blind. It is multidimensional, and most of us manage to hold at most two dimensions in our heads at any one time. It is symphonic, and we can just about whistle one of the tunes. So we shouldn’t be surprised if someone comes along and draws our attention to other colors and patterns that we hadn’t noticed.” Theology is never at rest and faithful Christians cannot get by merely reading the classics of Christianity. They must be read. They shape the fabric of this thing we call Christianity. But old books do not answer all questions, and each generation asks questions that the Gospel answers, if it is looked at with intention and not merely assumed.

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