Carl Trueman publică un articol pe Desiring God. VEzi AICI.
A student recently asked why I hate trendiness so much. From my taste in music to my choice of shoes, I go for what I regard as the timeless (classic rock and brogues) rather than the contemporary (i.e. anything recorded or designed since about 1985).
I answered that we live a large part of our lives before the age of 25. By then, tastes are fixed. Further, the Lord has delivered me from the need to dress like a scruffy dropout, talking in embarrassingly fake street jargon to pretend that I can still connect with `the youth.’ I am, after all, an Orthodox Presbyterian minister. It is hard to imagine a less trendy or more culturally inept calling. Plus, anyone who has heard any rock music produced in the last twenty years knows what an utter insult it generally is to the genre.
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Cred că avem nevoie de o traducere adecvată a termenului trendiness în limba română. Vom avea mult mult de lucru cu el.
Iată şi partea a II-a AICI.
We live in a world where the wisdom of youth is generally assumed. It is somehow uncontaminated by the cynicism and corruption of age. One could, of course, argue that youth is also comparatively uncontaminated by knowledge, experience, wisdom and maturity: precisely the qualities that Paul thought were so central to the officers of the church. Thus, a movement that disregards the older generation, or moves it to one side with a pat on the head, will eventually emerge as seriously deficient in its ecclesiology.
Finally, we might also note that Paul’s view of the church is hierarchical. That is what elders are: officers in a hierarchy.
Realmente cred că articolul lui Carl ar merita tradus şi în limba română şi publicat în întregime şi la noi. Poate că cere cineva drepturile de publicare şi traducere!