Here’s a link to a great post from one of my favorite authors. Had I been paying better attention I could have met him at T4G at an ACE sponsored talk. Anyway, here’s a recent post summarizing reaction to his book Just Do Something.
On the other side, some have been concerned that I leave the door open, even just a smidge, for supernatural surprises. I believe the canon is closed and nothing should be added to or subtracted from Holy Scripture. I believe everything should be tested against Scripture. I believe the only sure voice of God is heard in Scripture. I believe the apostolic deposit is the once-for-all, nonrepeatable, non-improvable foundation of the church. I believe waiting to hear from God in dreams or visions is a bad idea. I also believe God can surprise us through non-discursive means of communication.
It’s that last statement that makes some Reformed types start to squirm, but he is dead on. He concludes the post with this nugget.
Dreams can be abused and twisted and overemphasized in all sorts of ways. But God can use them too, and has throughout history. Leaving the door open for supernatural surprises could mean you’re a charismatic. Or, just a good Presbyterian.
Rock on Kevin! (that’ll be understood by those who read the post).