Nov 20, 2006

"The story the church is commissioned to tell, if it is true, is bound to call into question

any plausibility structure which is founded on other assumptions. . . . The reasonableness

of Christianity will be demonstrated (in so far as it can be) not by adjusting its claims

to the requirements of a pre-existing structure of thought but by showing

how it can provide an alternative foundation for a different structure."


-- Lesslie Newbigin, Proper Confidence: Faith,

Doubt and Certainty in Christian Discipleship (1995