Friday, 27 March 2009

What is the significance of Thomas Cartwright to 21st century evangelicalism?

To the astonishment of many, I actually graduated last night with an M.Th.

Upon letting the world of facebook know, my good friend Ed (with whom I went to college) commented:

On Thomas Cartwright, yes? What is the significance of TC to 21st century evangelicalism, btw?

It is a fine question.

The 100 words or less answer is that when you read him, you get reminded of what the big issues were.

They are still big issues, like why Roman Catholicism is [insert 16th century expletives here], and how we rebuild our church once we've given the finger to the old way of doing things.

You can actually figure this out for yourself with a Bible in your hand, without needing to progress your way through an arcane question at the rate of 1500 words a year, or 75 words a week. Here, I believe, are the two keys:

1. You don't need a priest, you need Jesus. Insert 5 exclamation marks here.

2. <---

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We need a priest - he's just got to be perfect!
Di

Anonymous said...

And it is good news that you were awarded an M.Th.
Di

Andrew M said...

"The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master."

Anonymous said...

Great news about the graduation!!! :)

Trevor Cairney said...

Congratulations on the M.Th. Gordon.