Let me try and pick up from where I left off yesterday. Remember, we’re learning about conflict resolution by tracing the example of Calvin’s efforts to resolve the dispute between the German and Swiss branches of the Continental Reformation over the Lord’s Supper.
This is the second post in a series on the theology of proclamation. Having established its possibility and urgency in the first post, this time I want to address the question of the nature — or ‘ontology’ (if you want to get fancy) — of proclamation.
I want to ask: What is really happening when the gospel is spoken? What’s going on ‘behind the scenes’ in the thoroughly human act of opening our mouths to utter gospel words?