19 April 2008

The Emerging Church and the New Perspective

...are two things I'm thinking and reading about these days. So it was fascinating to see this statement in an emerging writer, Spencer Burke, creator of the (now gone) emergent website "The Ooze."

Could it be that--beyond religion, reason, and conventional wisdom--grace is something to be opted out of rather than opted in to? Is it not something you get but something you already have? (A Heretic's Guide to Eternity, 52)

Been reading E. P. Sanders, Spencer? I realize the context of both writers is very different, but still: weird.

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