A challenge for theological educators

resident aliens‘The seminaries have produced clergy who are agents of modernity, experts in the art of congregational adaptation to the cultural status-quo, enlightened facilitators whose years of education have trained them to enable believers to detach themselves from the insights, habits, stories and structures that make the church the church’. – Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon, Resident Aliens: A provocative Christian assessment of culture and ministry for people who know that something is wrong (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1989), 116.


  1. This is an insightful read with a challenge or 2. Perhaps you might follow up with Lee Camp, Mere discipleship : radical Christianity in a rebellious world (Grand Rapids : Brazos Press, 2003) – there is a copy in Hewitson (PLO Cam).

    Also, any chance that you will post your paper from Calvin Rediscovered?


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