Friday, June 02, 2006

On The Church and Doctrine - McGrath

A Church that takes doctrine seriously is a Church that is obedient to and responsible for what God has entrusted to it. Doctrine gives substance and weight to what the Christian Church has to offer the world. A Church that despises or neglects doctrine comes perilously close to losing its reason for existence and may simply lapse into a comfortable conformity with the world—or whatever part of the world it happens to feel most at home with. Its agenda is set by the world; its presuppositions are influenced by the world’ its outlook mirrors that of the world.

Alister E. McGrath, Doctrine and Ethics, from the book Reading in Christian Ethics Vol.1


At Friday, June 02, 2006 4:20:00 AM, Blogger bluecollar said...


At Saturday, June 03, 2006 11:39:00 PM, Anonymous bobby grow said...

Hey we used this book for my seminary readings in ethics class--very helpful!!

Have you ever read McGrath on Martin Luther's "theology of the cross"--it's quite informative, Doug!


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