The Scandal of Particularity

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“Everywhere we look in scripture we are confronted with the scandal of particularity – the gospel itself being the greatest example.  We live in a culture that teaches us to abstract, depersonalise, idealise, homogenise, but the incarnation insists on the messiness of the whole thing.  We think macro, the Bible thinks micro.  We prefer global, the Bible prefers local.  We love humanity, the Bible loves people: actual people, who live in actual places, with actual names, and actual churches.  Anything less is cowardice.”
Ian Stackhouse, Primitive Piety

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