Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lent Day One

"But then I do not put much stock in "believing in God."  The grammar of "belief" invites a far too rationalistic account of what it means to be a Christian.  "Belief" implies propositions about which you get to make up your mind before you know the work they are meant to do.  Does that mean I do not believe in God?  Of course not, but I am far more interested in what a declaration of belief entails for how I live my life."
Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah's Child

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