How might we make use of spiritual exegesis and the “fourfold sense” in our proclamation of the Bible’s strange new world?
Rather than acting as a signpost to the strange new world of Scripture, the sermon all-too-often obstructs our view of the Bible’s terrain. We have lost sight of the strange; our pews remain fixed in the familiar.
Love Makes No Sense is in many ways a panegyric to the oddity of Christian faith and practice.
Barth asked: What sort of country is spread before our eyes when we throw the Bible open?
The recognition that God is the supreme object of our enjoyment fills us with wonder at creation’s transparency to the love and goodness of God.
God is not to be used; God alone is to be enjoyed. Theology is the stubborn pursuit of this enjoyment.