Today I am posting over at the One Theology blog. Here’s a snippet (check out the rest after the jump):
As Christians, I think we must find the answer in the crucified Christ. When we confess fidelity to Christ, we join Paul in saying “For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). Moltmann says, “There is an inner criterion of all theology, and of every church which claims to be Christian, and this criterion goes far beyond all political, ideological, and psychological criticism from outside. It is the crucified Christ himself” (The Crucified God, 2). Fidelity to the Event of the God who stooped to the depths of human existence and suffering must directly affect our reading and interpretation of the words we deem inspired.