I’d like to thank David for his willingness to partcipate in my interview. I’ve never met him in person (yet), but I perceive a gracious spirit in this brother as well as a sharp intellect and a genuine heart for God and His people.
To David — a few thoughts in response to our interview. I’ll number them for ease of reading:
1. Like you, I have great respect for John H. Yoder. I particularly love his “hermeneutics of peoplehood” and his no-compromise statements on contra the “religious specialist” (the clergy). As a tag to this blog, I’ve quoted some of his words on this score.
Stanley Hauerwas is brilliant. One of the things that I appreciate about him is his passion and his unwillingness to sugar-coat his message. For that reason, he tends to polarize his audience. People love what he says or they hate it. Few sit in the middle. Personally, I believe we need more people of his tribe. When I think of people like Hauerwas and Tony Campolo (another mad man), Tozer’s words come to mind:[Continue Reading…]