The center does, in fact, hold

Talbot Davis reflects on the celebration of ambiguity that sometimes rises up in the discourse of the church.

He begins with an acknowledgement of the ambiguity of much of art and even Scripture.

However, I believe it’s one thing to celebrate and acknowledge artistic and Scriptural ambiguity and it’s an entirely different matter altogether to regard it as the hallmark of theological education.  Such an approach leads to indecision, uncertainty, and hesitation in Gospel proclamation.

I suggest that in the middle of the ambiguity that surrounds us, we are confronted with the assurance  and the boldness of the Gospel itself.

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*If the headline is confusing to you, it is a play on a line from this poem.


2 thoughts on “The center does, in fact, hold

  1. I, for one, am committed to trusting that “the center does, indeed, hold.” The world gives me so many reasons to think rashly, to despair, to throw away traditional understandings and cherished values. And some of the pronouncements by our bishops and exalted academics cause me to cover my mouth in disbelief, as the ancient landmarks are kicked aside. We have box seats on the most astonishing drama…

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