Monday, June 16, 2014

The Future of Protestantism is Evangelical Mystagogy

Or at least one of its brightest futures. Biola actually flew me out to offer an emergency response to the failure of anyone in the Future of Protestantism conversation to seriously discuss images (icons were in fact dismissed!), and to confirm Leithart's insight that the future is ecumenically high church.  (Or so I'd like to think.  In fact I was pinch-hitting for the Russian superstar scholar Alexei Lidov who couldn't make it to Biola.) 

But high church evangelicalism is just a theory, you might say, a "paper church," as John Henry Newman put it.  Well, come on by any Sunday to All Souls Church (whose iconography concludes this talk), and see just how much more than paper it actually is.