Monday, August 20, 2012

Reflection for the Week - August 20

The patron saints of reductionism and polarization in contemporary Christian thought frequently dominate disputes over language, philosophy, theology, and interpretation. Let’s move in a different direction. We want to be part of communities that establish a space for dialogue, mediate one-sided extremes, and offer a hermeneutic of relation and distinction rooted in love, which depicts a new vision for engaging with these contested issues. It’s time to be challenging and insightful, opening up possibilities that invoke a perceptive wisdom going beyond modernist and postmodernist perspectives, affirming the tension-filled and organic character of Christian truth.