Apr 25, 2010

The Call of Acts

“The radical theocentricity of Acts highlights the constant temptation to anthropocentricity of our day, whether seen in advertising that panders to human self-centeredness or ‘tribalism’ that will not act outside the parameters of our community In practice, churches-and theologians-find it all too easy to believe that they need not pay attention to asking what God is doing, and therefore fall into the dangers of making God in their own image and limiting what they consider he can do to the parameters of their experience. Acts calls us to real and continuing openness to God and his agenda, and highlights the prayerfulness of the believing community, for that is how their dependence on God is expressed and experienced (e.g., 1:14, 24; 2:42; 3:1; 6:4; 9:40; 10:9; 125; 13:l–3; 14:23; 16:25; 20:36; 215; 28:8).”

Steve Walton, "Acts," in Theological Interpretation of the New Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008), 81.

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