I have found a new theological hero… Or perhaps I should say heroine. I am reading a book by Marva J. Dawn titled Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God. So far, it is fantastic!
Here is a brief bit of the excellent mind of Dr. Dawn:
It makes an enormous difference in the way individuals and churches live, if we recognize that the entire atoning work of Christ (including his life, suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension) has already made the cosmos his. Then our political involvement operates not from the need to change things, but from the desire to make clear what really is the case.
That is just a small sampling of the great stuff I’m reading in this book. Slow reader that I am, it will be yet some time before I finish this book. But I so enjoy Dawn that I have already picked up two more of her books. They are:
Truly the Community: Romans 12 and How to Be the Church
Joy in Our Weakness: a Gift of Hope from the Book of Revelation