“Nearly every theologian is influenced by a concern about the wrong directions in which that person sees theology moving.” Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson, Twentieth Century Theology, pg. 79.
Over the next several weeks, I’d like to consider the implications of this statement in an occasional series of posts that have to do with the past, present and future of non-institutional Churches of Christ. I can claim to speak for no one but myself. I offer observations that grow out of my own observations, reading and reflections upon Scripture. Read them, think on them, argue with me, agree with me. I want to hear what you think.
I have hinted at most of what I plan to talk about in blog posts from years past. Now, I hope to put some of this down in a more systematic and fully developed form. I do this fully aware of the risks involved. Many of our brethren will not tolerate this sort of discussion at all. For them, it is not merely a matter of agreeing or disagreeing, it is that no such discussion should be taking place at all. But, ultimately, I don’t write for them. Our Lord said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick” (Luke 5.31, NRSV).
Lord, have mercy.