William H. Willimon
There’s a time for reconciliation, for prayers for unity and healing. This is not such an hour.
There's a subtext to lots of sermons I hear, and some I preach: Discomfort is avoidable. Here's my formula. It's the promise of all bogus religion.
I’ll admit it. I like to be in control. I don’t think of myself as a control freak. However, I want there to be a minimum of chaos. On Sunday, for instance, I like to have a general idea of where we are going to be by noon. It is fine for the Holy Spirit to be invited into our worship, but only to a degree.
Kevin Vanhoozer demonstrates that Christian thought is a more engaging, embodied affair than much that passes for thinking these days.
reviewed by William H. Willimon January 7, 2015
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