“Brueggemann and the Fiction that Makes True” – Dr. Michael King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, School for Leadership Training.

Referencing Hebrews 11:1-16, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King reflects and expands on some comments made by Dr. Walter Brueggeman, plenary speaker for this year’s School for Leadership Training in January.

In “Preaching as Re-imagination,” Brueggemann writes, “It is my conviction that neither old liberal ideologies nor old conservative certitudes nor critical claims made for the Bible will now do.  Our circumstance permits and requires the preacher to do something we have not been permitted or required to do before.  Ours is an awesome opportunity: to see whether this text, with all of our interpretive inclinations, can voice and offer reality in a re-described way that is credible and evocative of a new humanness, rooted in holiness and practiced in neighborliness.”