Flotsam and jetsam (11/26)

In my judgment, however, the claim that Wright has changed his view on justification is misguided and results from the misreading of Wright that has been rampant in the Reformed world for quite some time.

  • John Byron offers a good thought on celebrity-ism and the academy.

What are we doing? Our scholarship has become, in some ways, a celebrity sport. We stand in awe of speakers who are introduced as the author of twenty books, over one hundred articles and three video series. Bart Ehrman and NT Wright appear on the Colbert report, and while I admit I found their performance entertaining, I wonder why it is that these people are held up as the representatives of scholarship in our field?

it is worth wondering if Christians (or anyone for that matter) might be attracted to artwork that portrays a world “without the Fall,” a sweet, shiny, untroubled and Disneyesque existence.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on November 26, 2010, in Misc and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Mr. Byron,

    Has some good insight here about our “pop” theological” writers today! I myself have returned to reading Luther for Advent. The Schmalkald Articles… The Christian life, which for Luther begins with the sacrament of Baptism, is thus “a Baptized life”:

    ‘Therefore let everybody regard their Baptism as the daily garment which they wear all the time.’ (Luther)

    Justification & Sanctification present!

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