Jake the Seminarian over at Theofragen posts today, The Myth of a ‘Pure Gospel’. I don’t know Jake, but I want to link him for a few reasons. First, “Theofragen” is a cool blog name. Second, he uses words like “bifurcate,” and I appreciate evidence of gray matter being present. So today in this post, he offers this:

Steve Bush has been offering some insightful remarks regarding the fundamentalist response to post-evangelical (post-foundational) theology. In engaging Steve’s assessment of the project, Reclaiming the Center: Confronting Evangelical Accommodation in Postmodern Times, I have also been wrestling with the missional theology of Leslie Newbigin. I understand why so many evangelical scholars, pastors and lay-people are afraid of the theological and philosophical arguments of post-colonial thinkers…

Good thoughts and thought-fodder; “I want to press my fundamentalist friends to consider the fact that perhaps their understanding of an inerrant Bible and absolute Truth readily discernible by reason is nothing more than their post-enlightenment contextualization of the gospel.” — concludes with Newbigin. Background material if you missed it is Part 1 and Part 2, both considerations of the aforementioned book, which contains thoughts from Millard J. Erickson (Editor), Paul Kjoss Helseth (Editor), Justin Taylor (Editor), D. A. Carson, Douglas Groothuis, J. P. Moreland, Garrett DeWeese, R. Scott Smith, A. B. Caneday, Stephen J. Wellum, Kwabena Donkor, William G. Travis, Chad Owen Brand, James Parker III.

Side-note: I do kinda wish we could stop using the word “fundamentalist” — seems nobody knows what it means anymore, as evidenced by the disputed Wikipedia definitions (also here). Apparently it’s become impossible to even define the word without bias.

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