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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trembling MM

... is spending the week in Boston in order to present at a conference. The remarks are headed Let Those Who Pray Go Over: A Proposal for Grace Among the Christians of Uganda, and here is my clencher, borrowed from the great Miroslav Volf:

If Christians believe in Christ, who unconditionally embraces godless perpetrators, our hearts will be open to receive others, even enemies, and our eyes will be open to them from their perspective. If we hold that Jesus Christ revealed His love and the mystery of reconciliation to us on the cross, as His followers we will intend to do our utmost to overcome the issues that divide the Church

Yours truly is hoping that I will get away with making some very big claims about the problems of Protestant/Catholic divisions throughout Eastern Africa. I claim that these divisions tend to political instability in general. If you think about it, say a prayer for me!

(you can download a sadly unrevised copy of the thing here)