Monday, October 23, 2006
Monday Afternoon with Yoder
Monday is my “reading afternoon” and has been ever since, well, ever since last week. ;-)
Today I read John Howard Yoder’s “Body Politics” which my son John assigned to me. Great read!
In this book Yoder covers five practices of the church which are “sacraments yet not sacramentalism” with a mind-bending Anabaptist approach to each that if the church took seriously would be a “witness to a watching world.” They are:
1. Binding and loosing
4. Multiplicity of gifts.
5. Open meeting
But don’t get the idea that these titles cover the content of the book—the way he bends these five practices to describe what the body of Christ should look like is wonderful. What a wonderful afternoon. The book is a little book and fairly inexpensive… I hope you read it (if you are reading this and a recent graduate and want to see the church be something more than it is, or you are disillusioned even...you’ll want it).
It is less than ten bucks newfrom Amazon—less used.