Saturday, August 25, 2007

Theology Of "Calvin And Hobbes"

Found this conversation between Calvin and Hobbes hilarious cos' it reminds me of some theological bloggers, incl. myself. Can't convince them? Confuse them... It can be done easily by dropping obscure names that nobody heard of, quote huge tomes with rave reviews that nobody finished reading, shoot out big jargons that are almost impossible to pronounce like supralapsarianism... Shock and awe, forget clarity

Also found a provoking article on what we can learn from Calvin and Hobbes on Message and Medium:
"If the subtle message of Calvin and Hobbes doesn’t fit on t-shirts, bumper stickers, and bedsheets, then it seems unlikely that the message of Christ does. That the almighty and entirely holy God would undertake the costly work of reconciling sinners to himself — that one of the Trinity died on the cross for us and our salvation — that the Spirit would be poured out and dwell in a created temple without consuming it — who is sufficient for these things? If we can easily rule out some media as being inadequate for containing this message, is it possible to identify any medium that could be adequate?

Keith Green concluded his rant with, “I think the world is completely sick to its stomach with our sayings and ‘witnessing tools.’ It’s time for us to be expressing the truth with our lives, and then the whole truth of God with our lips!”

The only appropriate media for communicating the gospel are lives and words. Christians have to wrap themselves up in the good news of Jesus Christ, live that mystery together in the fellowship of the church, and give the world something worth seeing. And they have to explain it in the form of sound doctrine, explaining biblical truth, making the message clear as only words can. There is a strong temptation these days to seek refuge in the claim that “my life is my testimony,” as if a set of behaviors could take the place of preaching, teaching, witnessing, and the host of other verbal interactions the New Testament is about. But the gospel is wordy, just as it is lifey. It just isn’t very bumper stickery."

Read On: What can You Learn From Calvin & Hobbes?

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