Favorite post this week goes to Professor Kirk’s post on Knowing the Hidden God. It was nice to hear some critique and good analysis, especially of my variety. He says,
As an overall theological question, however, I think that the one Barth is pressing here continues to delineate different theological groups.
What does it mean to be a fundamentalist? an evangelical? a progressive? a liberal?
In part, the points along this scale are determined by the extent to which scripture as God’s revelation is seen to come into various cultures, from without—critiquing us and calling us to the God who is other, and the extent to which we see cultural moments shaping, limiting, and providing new opportunities for God’s revelation in the world.
Is revelation entirely a word from without? To what extent is it a word contextualized in time?
And this is the million dollar question: How can you go from ‘Revelation’ from God into a human brain (and out towards humanity) without any corruption of data so-to-speak? And who gets to say whether one has had that Revelation from God? If you can show me a convincing positive answer, I’ll be ready to reconsider some of my views. Until then…
Next week, we continue and aim to finish the LOST in Theology series.
Destiny calls: you are here for a purpose… aren’t you?