December 17, 2008
Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) once said: "We have sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." I think this is even truer today than when he first said it. Now, more than then, there is a flood of (trivial) knowledge and a dearth of true wisdom.
And this point certainly applies to our articulation of the Bible’s doctrine of the church, in light of current fads and practices and methods being deployed in evangelicalism. That’s one reason why my favorite Pyro Po-motivator Poster is the one that says: "Ecclesiology: Who Cares Whether We Know How It’s Supposed to Work? We’re Going to Take a Crack at Fixing It."
By the way, I may keep running this title line "Shrewdness from the Sons of this World" when I point to wisdom from unbelievers (ala Luke 16:8) here in a post. For indeed, the sons of this world often have more saavy in dealing with their own than do the sons of light.