Saturday, June 21, 2008

'long for Jesus'

I know some in my generation have a hard time with truth claims. But i'm convinced there are just as many of us - Christians and not - in our postmodern world who are tired of endless uncertainties and doctrinal repaintings. We are tired of indecision and inconsistancy reheated as paradox and mystery. Some of us long for teaching that has authority, ethics rooted in dogma, something unique in this world of banal diversity. We long for Jesus. Not the shapeless, formless ethical good teacher Jesus, but the Jesus of the New Testament, the Jesus of the Church, the Jesus of faith, the Jesus of two millenia of Christian witness with all it's unchanging and edgy doctrinal propositions.

DeYoung and Kluck, 'why we're not emergent', P116

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