Sunday, September 07, 2008

Open Source Theology

A couple of entries on open source theology which I found interesting. The first is Andrew Perriman's review of a chapter by Mark Driscoll in a book called The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor. A very fair review which highlights some of the points of conflict between Reformed and Emergent theologies.
The second is a review of Rob Bell's latest tour film the gods aren't angry which sounds like another fascinating presentation in the mould of everything is spiritual


Anonymous said...

Hi Jon,

the book 'Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World# is available online, for free, via the desiring God website.

I read the review. I was interested in the stuff about penal substitution. I agree that PSA can only be more fully understood as part of the narrative of Israel. As for propositional truth, it still needs to be understood in its narrative context.
Heres a cheeky question for you. you say that this article illustrates the differances between reformed and emergent epistemologies. Who said Driscoll represents 'reformed'? Its like saying Oprah represents emergent...

Jon said...
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Jon said...

yeah, fair point. I nearly wrote Driscoll's version of Reformed. I know that Reformed is a big camp - there are even some Reformed folk who still hold to the 'semper reformanda' principle :)