Thursday, October 05, 2006

Quote of the Day

This quote summarizes my concern for the direction of much of contemporary evangelicalism:

"No one will doubt that Christians of today must state their beliefs in terms of modern thought. Every age has a language of its own and can speak no other. Mischief only comes when, instead of stating Christian beliefs in terms of modern thought, and effort is made, rather, to state modern thought in terms of Christian belief."B. B. Warfield, Review of Foundations: A Statement of Christian Belief in Terms of Modern Thought, by Seven Oxford Men, in Critical Reviews, The Works of Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1932; reprint, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 1991), 10:322.

(Cited by David Wells in his Nov. 10, 2005 lecture on Emergent Spirituality, drawing a parallel between this observation by Warfield and what emergents are doing today.)

Thanks to Justin Taylor

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