Getting Rid of Conversion? Why It Is Less Crazy Than It Sounds: A Response to Donald T. Williams

Friday, 30 Oct 2009

To question conversion is not the same thing as favoring dead orthodoxy or nominalism. A middle position may actually exist between my original essay, "The Evangelical Narrative: Getting Rid of the Church" (Modern Reformation, November/December 2008), and Donald T. Williams' gracious response, "Getting Rid of Conversion?" That position answers one of Williams' concluding questions with a measure of ambivalence. To his first question, "Do evangelicals need the church with its ministry of Word and Sacrament?" I respond "of course" and I am glad Williams agrees. But to his second ...

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