Jul 18, 2022: Wisdom Through Experience

Robert E. Webber

In the postmodern world education will shift from the passing down of information to the passing down of wisdom through experience. Christian truth, which was regarded as propositional, intellectual, and rational, will be experienced as an embodied reality. Faith will be communicated though immersion into a community of people who truly live the Christian faith. This corporate community will communicate through its depth of commitment, through hospitality, and through images such as baptism, the importance of Scripture, the significance of Eucharist celebration, and the feast and fasts of the Christian year. These events will shape the imagination of the believer and provide transcendent points of reference that bring meaning to the cycle of life.

-Robert Webber, Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999), 155.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.



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