Part 2: Is Christianity an Ornament or the Tree?: A response to Stephen Wolfe by Brian Lee

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

In attempting to synthesize two divergent views, he has managed to lose something we both hold dear: the antithesis between this kingdom of God and the kingdoms of this world.
What I like most about Stephen Wolfe’s proposal above is that it comes in sheep’s clothing. Seriously. Allow me to say how grateful I am to be having this conversation and to be reading fresh, new, and creative engagement on a well-worn topic. This is saying a lot when you address a debate where the battle lines have been dug so deeply. “Speaking makes writing easier, and writing makes speaking more precise.” I have always taken Quintilian’s famous dictum as advice to writers: When you get stuck with the pen, try talking about your ...

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