Monday, July 9, 2018

Reflection for the Week - July 9

In the late twentieth and early twenty-first century many Christians have moved in one of two directions: embracing absolute arrogance or absolute humility. To be sure, both these points of view, in this form, are problematic, and it is somewhat bewildering that some Christians hold onto the ridiculous notion that they’re right about everything, or that no one’s right about anything.

A better configuration would be something like this: Confidence without humility is arrogance and humility without confidence is relativism. These two are to be in tensional dialogue, disallowing any absolute form of one, or the other. This expression of what I call Living Spirituality is tethered to dialogue, and dialogue shatters the monologue of absolutes.