In seminary, I learned not to say anything negative about Stanley Hauerwas, the theologian: his legions of rabid devotees will never give you a moment’s rest. This, with Hauerwas’s high-handed brand of Quietism, was enough to make me lose interest in him instantly, even if was all the rage.
Priest and blogger Chris Tessone (Even the Devils Believe) isn’t so timid — he and I had lunch today; nice to speak with someone in shorthand liturgese — and laid into the great S.H. in a Independence Day post called “The Church and the Fourth“. Tell him Scott sent you.