Lesslie Newbigin, Missionar und Lehrer

Krish Kandiah hat einen Artikel über Lesslie Newbigin geschrieben, der am 8. Dezember 100 Jahr alt geworden wäre (mehr zu Newbigin hier).

Kandiah sagt:

He challenges the post-Enlightenment separation between so-called objective facts in the public realm (taught at school and presented without the need for the preface „I believe“) and the subjective values of the private world of religion and ethics. He argues that the church needs to humbly yet boldly enter the public sphere with a persuasive retelling of the Christian story—not as personal spirituality, but as public truth. He takes the logic for this public dialogue from the scientific community. A scientist does not present research findings as a personal preference, but with hope for universal agreement if the findings stand up to investigation. In the marketplace of ideas, we should likewise present the gospel not as personal preference but as truth that should gain universal acceptance. This allows us to commend the faith with the humble admission that we might not have exhaustively grasped the truth, but that we have truth that needs to be investigated and seriously engaged.

Hier der Artikel: www.christianitytoday.com.

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