Yesterday I reflected some on a recent article by Alan Jacobs about “dropping clues in our technological society.” I linked to the article in the hopes that you would take note of the last thing that Jacobs suggests as a way of approaching the Christian mission in today’s world. That suggestion just showed up in an interview with James K. A. Smith, who, in the video below, talks about two things that Anglicans have in their “toolbox” that the rest of us would be wise to take note of.
I’ll be the first to admit the strangeness of terms like catholicity and even the Book of Common Prayer (though I’ve owned one and used it intermittently for over a decade. But I also think that Smith and Jacobs are “onto” something. Something that Baptists should navigate carefully, but navigate nonetheless.