Over at TheResurgence, the audio and video is up from Seattle’s Text and Context conference. So far, I’ve only been able to watch Matt Chandler’s session titled "Preaching The Gospel From The Center of the Evangelical World". WELL worth the time.
As Chandler talks about the effects of pluralism in ministry as we deal with Evangelicals (the ‘big brother’), the de-churched (children of fundamentalism), and emergents. Several gems there.
One of the things that jumped out at me, especially in light of this recent post, was this:
"As a result we have [fundamentalists/theologians who’ve studied the details of scripture] with big heads and no hearts."
We put Scripture, often out of the context in which it is written, under a microscope, dissect it, display it, and propogate it. It seems we exist to give a prescription of a neverending "to do" list in order to follow Christ, but no "why".
And the ‘why’ is important to even my 4-year-old.