Blind Beggar: NT Wright on the future of the church in Western society

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Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Thanks for stopping by – I think what I am getting glimpses of in the ELCA seminaries will start to affect others before long. And thanks for the link.

  • Walt Kaiser spoke at a luncheon here (TEDS-Chicago) a month ago, and said that the face of North American seminary will be radically different in only 5-7 years. It’s simply not affordable, and our churches are suffering for a lack of equipped ministers of the Word because of it. Anti-intellectual and non-intellectual Christianity cannot withstand secularism. The more ‘stupid’ the Christian faith looks (and it’s looking increasingly stupid in Western culture, particularly pop media), the more it will be consigned to the ‘feel-good’ (read: fanatical) realm, playing into Marx’s stereotype (which is the stereotype held by the typical college-educated gen x-ers and millenials today).
    In short, I’m worried. This is no time for skimping on theological rigor (if ever there was one).

  • Andrew – are you going to be at any of the Brain McLaren stuff going on in Scotland? Do you even know about it? If you don’t know about it and want some info let me know.

  • hi brodie
    i am in london now and will be back in orkney for a bit and then off again right after brian leaves. i was thinking of hooking up but might have to miss it
    some of my friends are going down to see him in perth. should be great. pity to miss him but we were just together in greenbelt a few months ago.

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