It’s very short and accessible, and as a whole, very good. Wesley Hill is a gifted communicator; he is easy to read and winsome in his presentation.
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If ethics deals with the practices and behaviors and dispositions of “man,” then the question of his ontology is paramount. “What man is” determines “what man ought to do,” and one can make no sense of either consideration if man is abstracted from God.
Don’t presume that you are beyond succumbing to her invitations just because you may reject outright these explicit proverbs of Folly. She invites you implicitly and undercover.
There is a tremendous weight of responsibility on churches, then, to wield the keys of the kingdom of heaven with care and responsibility. We dare not be callused or flippant with them, and we dare not refuse to use them.
I pray the song becomes useful for us in this Christmas season, as we meditate on the mercy of God in the incarnation.
And no, I do not think this is a small issue that Christians can simply agree to disagree on. The way you answer this question determines if you have any integral and distinctly Christian thing to say about this topic.