Owen Strachan on Russell Moore’s Adopted for Life

Chris —  June 13, 2009

It would be a mistake to consider reading Adopted for Life only if you think you might adopt.  Everyone will profit from this warm theological reflection.  Additional copies arrived in the mail today  I just handed one out in my yard and I plan on giving one away tomorrow.

Owen Strachan:

Theology is alive.  It should be felt, not merely taught.  It should reach into all areas of our lives, bringing light and health to them.  The heft of God’s teaching transforms both the way we think and the way we live.

Theologians who embody this kind of approach are rare (though increasing in number, I think).  One who stands out is Russ Moore of Southern Seminary of Louisville, KY.  A systematician, Moore has a capacious mind, a gift for wit and drama, and an imagination that grasps the significance of biblical truth.  He is a pastor-theologian, simultaneously the Dean of the world’s largest seminary and a Teaching Pastor at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville.  He is a proud and loving father of four. . .

The text itself is full of passion, biblical theology, and humor.  It is not a straight theology of adoption, a personal reflection on adoption, or a handbook on the rudiments of the adoption process.  It is a mixture of all three.

Click here to read the whole thing.

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