Christ is muffled in ten thousand places

A number of years ago I heard a speaker quoting Eugene Peterson to the effect that there was something deficient in John Calvin’s theology, as evidenced by the fact that he was capable of writing all that high level theology in Geneva without ever once describing the glory of the Alps right out his window. This seems like a plausible objection as raised by pomo types, until we realize that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John never once described the azure sky above the sea of Galilee. What’s with that? Nor did they tell us what the lakeside zephyrs gently did to the long grasses on the slopes above the lake. I don’t know what the deal was. Maybe they had other things on the mind.

HT: Wilson

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Scott Christensen on October 9, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I did notice the Apostle John described a landscape of deep and gently flowing blood stretching its dark hues across the panorama for 200 miles (Rev. 14:20). Well… maybe it wasn’t gentle.

  2. Posted by Jerry Wragg on October 12, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Hey, c’mon Paul…Luke 19:37 mentions the “slope of the Mount of Olives.” – He obviously didn’t miss a thing. What a keen eye for taking in the beauty around him.

  3. Posted by James Sizemore on October 19, 2009 at 11:00 am

    they must not have taken the elective class on creative writing while in school:)

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