Author: Dr. Simon Steer
It is a great pleasure to offer a brief response to Rob Cook’s immensely stimulating Redcliffe Lecture. Rob’s presentation exhibits many of the characteristics that I came to value so much during the ten years that I had the privilege of serving as a colleague of Rob’s at Redcliffe: the courage to sail the theological ship into uncharted, or at least less well-charted waters; the creative melding of exegesis, systematic and historical theology with insights from the scientist and the poet; and a provocative insistence on utilising resources that take evangelicals outside our comfort zones. Such an approach demands of hearers and readers, both critical discernment and a willingness to be challenged, discomfited and, frequently, liberated from the narrow confines of our tidy minds.
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