Saturday, June 28, 2008

Rusell Moore on Liberation Theology

There is a liberation theology of the Left, and there is also a liberation theology of the Right, and both are at heart mammon worship. The liberation theology of the Left often wants a Barrabas, to fight off the oppressors as though our ultimate problem were the reign of Rome and not the reign of death. The liberation theology of the Right wants a golden calf, to represent religion and to remind us of all the economic security we had in Egypt. Both want a Caesar or a Pharaoh, not a Messiah.

Dr. Moore is rapidly becoming my favorite patriarchalist within CBMW-style circles. He's already gone on record as preferring the label patriarchlist to complementarian (for which he gets LOTS of points):

and he also gave the excellent talk, "After Patriarchy, What? Why Egalitarians are winning the Evangelical theology debate" at ETS a couple of years ago:

And, in the Touchstone article quoted and linked above, he skewers televangelists from both ends of the political spectrum. Enjoy the links!


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