Archives for May 9, 2011

Wasted Words: Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy has become a dirty word.  It is treated as a synonym for “narrow,” “unthinking,” “uncharitable,” “mean-spirited,” “backward,” and “benighted.”But at root, orthodoxy is not about labeling things right for the sake of labeling them --- much less labeling other things “wrong.”It’s about accountability to something and --- even more importantly Someone beyond us.A wooden orthodoxy that needs “right belief” as a substitute for that Someone is misguided.  But a spiritual orientation tha … [Read more...]