George Fox Seminary: History of the Church...

I'm really enjoying a new class I just started at George Fox Seminary: "History of the Church and Theology." There are so many things we get so worked up over today, that have little or no relevance to the broader arc of church history. That doesn't ALWAYS mean that those things are irrelevant, but it often (in my experience) indicates misplaced priorities and a lack of awareness about context and - of course - history itself. Moreover, there are so many petty squabbles we're still engaged in today that have been already discussed (and in some cases, settled) by far more brilliant minds than those much of our contemporary pop-theology produces. I'm humbled in those rare occasions I manage to get my head out of the Emergent echo-chamber...

Looking forward to this semester - will share more soon. Meanwhile, you may enjoy this text we're beginning with...


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