Amazing cover art by @iamfujimura on the latest @CTmagazine. Thankful for this vision of beautiful orthodoxy!
Mark Galli’s wonderful cover story for Christianity Today, “Beautiful Orthodoxy,” offers a definition of orthodoxy that, when lived out, is remarkably similar to the experience of law and gospel—always falling back into God’s mercy.
Inspired by @CTmagazine piece “Beautiful Orthodoxy.” Indeed, it’s what the world and the church need today.
This was one of the more well-written articles I have read in CT to date. I too am wrestling with law versus grace issues, and Galli did a good job of explaining the friction that exists in our lives.
We generally “lean” one way or the other, and I have to admit I generally lean in a law direction. Having said that, I found it interesting that in his example of the woman caught in adultery, he chose to end his example with Jesus’ words “then neither do I condemn you,” showing the wonderful grace of Jesus. But there were additional words that Jesus said that Galli chose not to include: “Go and leave your life of sin.”
That seems to be the issue for us Christians. Do we finish with “I do not condemn” or with “leave your life of sin”?
Good catch. Actually, in the book-length version, this phrase is given its proper due!
I don’t see Matthew Loftus get as much praise as he should. His columns are consistently engaging and insightful, elaborating on a too-often neglected combination of topics: spirituality and the social determinants of health. As a sociologist of religion ...1
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