Review – Doctrine that Dances

June 17, 2009

Just completed a review for the Discerning Reader. The introductory paragraph:

The title of Robert Smith’s book Doctrine that Dances is enough of a juxtaposition to make most of us curious. Some, coming from proudly anti-theological traditions, find it moderately amusing to discover books still being penned on doctrine at all. Others, though fully persuaded of doctrine’s consequence, may still raise eyebrows at the sight of ‘doctrine’ and ‘dance’ in the same terse sentence. The idea of some of our most cherished theological doctrines doing ‘the foxtrot’ is a new one for most of us!

Read the rest of the review here



One comment

  1. I have had the priviledge of being taught by Dr. Smith. Some of his influences are Bryan Chappell, Helmut Thielicke, and Edmund Clowney.

    He is very Christological and Eschatological in his preaching and makes a great statement to add to Bryan Chappell’s Fallen Condition Focus in preaching (FCF). Smith would always say this in clas, Not only do we need a FCF (Fallen Condition Focus) in our preaching, but there must also be another FCF (Future Condition Focus). Every sermon should move us to Christ and move us to the eschaton.

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