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Excursis: Brueggemann on preaching

Written by Jason Barr : November 21, 2007

The key pathology of our time, which seduces us all, is the reduction of the imagination so that we are too numbed, satiated and co-opted to do serious imaginative work… It is the preacher’s primal responsibility to invite and empower and equip the community to reimagine the world as though Yahweh were a key and decisive player.” And when that happens in the shadow of empire, then preaching is “always a sub-version, always a version, a rendering of reality that lives under the dominant version.

I don’t know the source, but Brian Walsh quotes it in his article Subversive Preaching in a Postmodern World.

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