In his e book Artwork and Religion, Makoto Fujimura describes a centuries-old Japanese artwork kind generally known as kintsugi. Ceramic bowls, damaged into items, are joined again collectively and remade—however not as they have been earlier than. Gleaming gold is ready into the seams between the shards. The ensuing items are distinctive and extra advanced, extra stunning, and extra useful than they have been earlier than.
This got here to thoughts just lately when an outdated good friend shared his counterintuitive opinion with me. “As exhausting as it’s to consider,” he stated, “the theme of this period shall be an outbreak of the Spirit that results in unity inside the church.”
Might or not it’s so. Our second is marked by division and enmity within the tradition in addition to within the church. However the Spirit of God can convey unity out of division and love out of enmity. He could make us anew, not as we have been earlier than however as we are supposed to be, ever extra like Christ.
Christianity Immediately is in search of the gold that may fill the seams and bind our shattered church again collectively. Not too long ago we introduced that Russell Moore will convey his formidable skills to CT to steer a brand new public theology project. This can invite a number of voices to unfold the implications of the gospel for the entire of life, from the on a regular basis questions of non-public religion to the good debates of the general public sq.. Moore fashions a type of theology that’s rooted in Scripture and the theological custom but additionally infused with humility and love. As a thousand forces attempt to tug the church aside, we hope the general public theology venture will assist convey us again collectively once more by a broad and charitable dialog on crucial questions of life and tradition.
We’re additionally immensely excited by Ekstasis, a nascent publication now we have acquired and …
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