selected v. elected

It’s a simple distinction. When a panel of judges selects one competitor to be the champion, the others don’t benefit from the selection.  They go home losers.  (Cue Queen music…) But when a nation elects a new leader, the entire nation benefits.  He or she passes legislation that they elected him to pass, etc. The biblical doctrine of… Continue reading selected v. elected

scandalous particularity

God was (for most of our western egalitarian sensitivities) scandalously ‘narrow’ or ‘choosy’ or ‘particular’ in his way of saving his creation. He saves his creation by uniting to and thus transforming it. He did not unite to all created nature in general (this or that star, or planet, or soil or rocks, trees, etc.:… Continue reading scandalous particularity