writing things down…

Harink quoting Yoder interpreting Barth

[T]he order of the faith community constitutes a public offer to the entire societyIt is not that first we set about being a proper church and then in a later move go about decising to care prophetically for the rest of the world. To participate in the transforming process of becoming the faith community is itself to speak the prophetic word, is itself the beginning of the transformation of the cosmos.

Yoder, For the Nations, 27–28 (emphasis original; Harink has it at 28–29 [see Harink, Paul among the Postliberals, 133], but as this shows, he’s one page off).

[Note to self: Find a church community to participate in soon.]

[Note to others: We’ve struggled finding a community in which to participate here in Eugene.]


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