Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Dorothy Sayers Brings It!
“We must never forget that the story we have to believe and live in and proclaim is a story of glorious doctrinal assertions. ‘It is the dogma that is the drama,’ penned (Dorothy) Sayers, ‘not beautiful phrases, nor comforting sentiments, nor vague aspirations to loving kindness and uplift, nor the promise of something nice after death-but the terrifying assertion that the same God who made the world lived in the world and passed through the grave and gate of death. Show that to a heathen, and they may not believe it; but at least they may realize that here is something that man might be glad to believe in.’” (DeYoung and Kluck, Why We’re Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be, pages 116-117)