Flotsam and jetsam (8/5)

This can't be good.

What is more alien to salvation than destruction? And yet this is what Christ does to his own. ~Martin Luther

Irenaeus may justly be called the first biblical theologian; for him the Bible is not a collection of proof-texts as it is for the church leaders who came before him, but a continuous record of God’s self-disclosure and his dealings with man, reaching its culmination in the person and work of Christ.

We’ve been discussing the concept “heresy” here and it is a notoriously difficult one to pin down or find agreement about.  However, I worry that a bigger problem for the American church, especially, is folk religion.  Sure, the two concepts overlap somewhat.  But American folk religion (and I’m sure it has its analogies elsewhere) is rampant within the churches (all denominations) and outside the churches.

If the church is to thrive in the years to come, the relationship between churches and those who train our leaders will need to strengthen.

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 August 5, 2011, in Flotsam and jetsam. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That is a lion fish. The spins on its back, while small are deadly to humans. I do not know about sharks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: