All tagged Drama

Worship that Forms Us

G.K. Beale's great book You Are What You Worship walks us through a biblical theology of worship. The title is self-explanatory; as humans we become like that which we worship. James K.A. Smith does the same thing in a slightly more accessible way in You Are What You Love. What both Beale and Smith pick up on is a truth that we so often want to forget. The things we love most are the things that fundamentally shape us.

 

No Longer Spectators

When we watch a sporting event, we are often caught up in the action because we understand the storylines that have brought us to this point. We know the players and the teams. We know their history and what their season has been like. We know their story. However, we also understand the rules of the game, and as we watch we are caught up in the emotion. Knowing the rules help us understand what is necessary to win the game or even just witness a good game.

The Drama is True

Last week I began to talk about the drama of redemption. In the contemporary church talking about "drama" and "story" are all the rage. We like to talk about finding our story or what the drama of Scripture is saying. However, so often that is where we end. We go no further than to tell the story. Yet, if we stop there, we miss something important. We miss the fact that the drama of redemption is pivotal because the drama of redemption is true. Its truth leads us to make certain doctrinal or dogmatic claims.

The Drama of Redemption

This morning I gave a talk to a group of ministers in the Free Church of Scotland. At the start let me say, that talking to ministers is significantly more nerve racking than talking to almost anyone else. I thought that I would share a bit of what I said. We looked at 1 Corinthians 15, which has functioned like a lodestone for me.