Boundary

“People and communities with dynamic identities will have firm but permeable boundaries.” (Miroslav Volf, A Public Faith) I think these words by Volf aptly summarize why both the conservative and liberal theological approach are inadequate. The conservatives have firm boundaries but not permeable, such that they insulate themselves from the world. On the other hand, the liberals have permeable boundaries but not firm, such that their identity becomes superfluous. Of course, how permeable your boundaries should be is another huge question.

2 thoughts on “Boundary

    1. septian Post author

      My father (surely he is quoting some Chinese tradition) used to say that family bond is like water, you simply can’t break it. As they say, the church is like a family too, no?

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