Thursday, March 26, 2009

We Are Not Doomed

From Barbara Brown Taylor's Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation :

My concern is that neither the language of medicine nor the language of law is an adequate substitute for the language of theology, which has more room for paradox than either of the other two. In the theological model, the basic human problem is not sickness or lawlessness but sin. It is something we experience both as a species and as individuals, in our existential angst and in our willful misbehavior. However we run into it, we run into it as wrecked relationship: with God, with one another, with the whole created order. Sometimes we cause the wreckage and sometimes we are simply trapped in it, but either way we are not doomed.


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