Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New Sermon from James Alison and the Wrath of God

This is quite simply a miraculous sermon by James Alison. I shouldn't heap too much praise on him, but he may be one the clearest thinking theologians out there. This is a discussion re the Parable of the Vineyard and it he gives a pretty good definition of what the wrath of God actually is. "The wrath is coming in a form which you do not recognize. It's coming in the form of the Lord who is the Son, because Joseph was both the Lord and the Son, and it's as the one who is cast out, that the Lord is coming, and actually being the cast out one, being the victim before whom you might be put to shame is a far harder coming than the wrathful one which John the Baptist imagined. Because it means that you all will have to stand before that one and be ashamed in order to look upon the one whom you have pierced."

1 comment:

John H said...

This is a bit of a long shot, but you don't happen to have a copy of that sermon, do you? It's been deleted from the Trinity Wall Street website.

(I've discovered James Alison in the past few months - have blogged about him extensively since then.)