Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Great Brueggemann Quote

"When serious people of good faith disagree, they've got to go back into the narratives and come at it again. One of the problems in the church is that people are not willing to do that. People have arrived at a place where they think they have got the answer." ~ Walter Brueggemann

From a talk on Leviticus, given at First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Click here to listen.

*Update* Some great Brueggemann videos here.

3 comments:

Brook said...

Thanks for posting this link. I've FINALLY downloaded these talks (that you've been trying for years to get me to listen to!) and am in the process of putting them on CD to listen to when I get a chance. Do you have any other downloadable talks / links of his that you think are recommendable? (This takes 3 CDs, and I have some space leftover because of it that I'd like to fill up)

societyvs said...

"People have arrived at a place where they think they have got the answer"

This saying is actually very offensive...to those with the answers. Luckily, I am not in that camp (lol).

I love the idea of debating the ideas of the faith and the wisdom of scriptures - of what we are all learning - and then throwing that on the community table and each of us picking it apart (I have learned tonnes this way).

It's funny, a lot of people from the more conservative and orthodox camps think this way - they have this figured out - they have been 'shown' or 'taught'. I notice these people are the first to throw down the arguement about 'narrowness' from someone open-minded - like they cannot comprehend the fact someone does not (a) agree with them and (b) has the audacity to be legit and honest.

I have walked a mile in the conservative shoes - at some point they will be outgrown - they don't 'wear well'. Only for the fact, realism is what they try to avoid.

Andrew said...

Brook - I have a prophetic "word from the lord" for you - Get a frakkin MP3 player!

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