Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Cathedral of Astonishment

"If we reduce the Christian faith to only that which we can explain, we end up with a paper-thin, watered down, cheap knock-off of Christianity that no longer has the capacity to astonish...""

"..What we need in our faith, theology, and witness is to build a cathedral of astonishment. Or more accurately, we need to rediscover and preserve the cathedral of astonishment that is authentic Christianity when it is imbued with mystery and beauty."

   - Brian Zahnd, Beauty Will Save the World: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity, pages 163, 165 (italics in the original)