Voice of the Day: Stanley Hauerwas

Stanley Hauerwas is a United Methodist who teaches at Duke University and the University of Aberdeen. He was one of my favorite theologians in Seminary, and his thinking still guides mine. In 2001,  he was named “America’s Best Theologian” by Time magazine. He makes a point so simple as to be almost self-evident, but none-the-less often forgotten.

“Never think that you need to protect God. Because anytime you think you need to protect God, you can be sure that you are worshipping an idol.” — Stanley Hauerwas

God can take care of Godself.

Hat Tip: Sojourners