Written by Rev. Charles Redfern
Think of this as a shout-out to the custodians of Protestantism’s brains: Arise and rescue us, oh Calvinists. This is your hour. An invisible behemoth has wielded scissors and snipped our mentalities. Our thoughts lie like scraps on the floor: Thinking is severed from doing; spirituality has been sliced from its heritage and theological reflection has deflated like a hissing pool toy. You once bequeathed us a sophisticated cultural theology that anchored itself in Heaven while summoning us to this-worldly relevance: God inserted us at this time and this place to do his will – now.
You can do it again. We’ll even listen as you invoke your favorite words: “responsibility,” “duty,” “obligation.” Go for it. Continue reading