Managing Monday with Walter Brueggemann – Take 2

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Walter Brueggemann (1933- ) is one of the most influential Old Testament scholars. Though in the first instance a distinguished academic, his work has reached a far wider readership, and the depth of his insights have spoken to many. Here is a second taster of some of his work…

  • The Gospel has gotten all tangled up with a sense of Western white entitlement. Walter Brueggemann
  • How God works among us is mysterious. It cannot be laid out rationally. And the sacraments create space for exactly that liminal mystery of how God does transformation among us. And the churches that have gotten rid of the sacramental tradition are to some extent poverty stricken. Walter Brueggemann
  • Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being. Walter Bruggemann
  • Multitasking is the drive to be more than we are, to control more than we do, to extend our power and effectiveness. Such practice yields a divided self, with full attention given to nothing. Walter Bruggemann
  • Sink Your generosity deep into our lives – that Your muchness many expose our false lack. Walter Brueggemann

As always, nice chatting…

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