Dick, I liked what you set out to do but I agree there are some problems.? My main?concern is that the "moderate" view is too particularly?your own?view, because there are other "moderate" views as well and these have been excluded.?
Theology exists in a high-dimensional configuration space, and?we can't reduce it to one dimension (the supposed Liberal-to-Conservative vector) except maybe to summarize some specific points.? If your specific point is that people should give up the extremes and adopt the middle, then the moderate view needs to be broader.? Otherwise,?it simply represents a different extreme but projected on a different vector within the space, and people will see this.
From: George L. Murphygmurphy@raex.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Mountainwoman <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 10:18 am
Subject: Re: [asa] Moderate Theology
I agree with the comments on Dick's post but there's a deeper issue.? Dick focuses on a very small set of theological questions & it's hardly accurate to label one's theology as a whole in terms of what one thinks about early Genesis.
> > > Dick, > ? > I agree with?Michael Roberts' > comment?that your "Conservative Theology" sounds more like "Fundamentalist > YEC Theology." Maybe you need a fourth category labeled "Evangelical Theology," > though admittedly it might be difficult to pin down that rather broad > category.? There are descriptions of "Evangelical Theology" on the > internet. > ? > Following up on Iain Strachan's comment on whether > the KJV is the preferred translation under "Moderate Theology," I belong to a > Baptist church that?I would describe as?conservative?(e.g., > probably 50-60% YEC), but uses the NIV in the worship services, and one of the > four pastors has mentioned in a class that his favorite translation is the NASB > (he's obviously not the senior pastor). > > ? > I'm curious as to how?many "Moderate Theology" > churches, denominations, and/or theologians you know of? > ? > Paul Bruggink? (ASA Member) > Clarington, PA > ? >
George L. Murphy
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