Sunday, 5 October 2008

My favourite blog post of late

is by Halden of inhabitatio dei. The title alone is enough to stick it in the top ten: Against Ambiguity–In Praise of Binary Oppositions. It's part of a fascinating series looking at the apocalyptic theology of the Johannine corpus (read from the perspective of contemporary discipleship, rather than as an archaeological curiosity from a different religion).

Here are my favourite two lines:

We crave ironic, tragic, and ambiguous ways of reading our world because it allows us to moderate any sort of ethical rigor that we might detect the gospel imposing on us. All too often our declarations about the ambiguities of being a disciple in a “complex” world are ways of simply making disobedience palatable and normal!
But do read the whole thing!

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