“Why do we preach the new order of God? Not because we are continuing the preaching of Jesus Christ – although he called us to do so. We are preaching God’s new order because it is; it is the reality in which our world lives. Christ is risen! The resurrection is news of God’s new order. We say to an exhausted, end-of-an-age world, Come join the new order of God.”
David Buttrick, The Mystery and the Passion: A Homiletic Reading of the Gospel Traditions (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992), 52.