Monday, May 07, 2007

Webber's third group

From Robert Webber's Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality Through the Christian Year (Baker, 2004):
"We now live in a transitional time in which the modern worldview of the Enlightenment is crumbling and a new worldview is beginning to take shape. Some leaders will insist on preserving the Christian faith in its modern form; others will run headlong into the sweeping changes that accommodate Christianity to postmodern forms; and a third group will carefully and cautiously seek to interface historic Christian truths in the dawning of a new era... The way into the future, I argue, is not an innovative new start for the church; rather, the road to the future runs through the past."
update: The question is, of course, can the third group stay Protestant?

update 2: Interesting commmentary on the Beckwith kerfuffle from RJN (scroll down a bit).