Monday, May 17, 2010

More on Delighting in God's Creation

For anyone interested in reading a bit more on the whole subject of delighting in non-Christian art which came up last week (and judging by the comments, that makes one of you), here's an interesting post from Doug Wilson on the subject. He begins with a basic premise that is hard to argue:

God made the world, we trashed it, and then Jesus was born into it in order to redeem the whole thing.

The ramifications of this, Wilson writes are exhaustive:

By the nature of the case, we cannot present an exhaustive list, but the ramifications would include beer, mowing the lawn, sex with your wife or husband, brown gravy, sitting on the front porch, listening to a good poem, making movies, getting out the guitar, going to church, and getting a foot rub.

There are two sacraments, true, but there is only one sacramental. The world is a sacramental, and everything in it. Grace is everywhere, and gets into everything. Faith can dig it out of anything. The grandeur of God can flame out from anything, like shining from shook foil.

Wilson is a pretty thought-provoking writer; check out the whole thing and let me know what you think.

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