OST is closed for business but its spirit survives on my blog.
Of course they said things that upset people outside their
communities, but who’s to decide whether the dominant culture gets
upset or not - or what it gets upset about. The primary question is
whether we are allowed to live consistently under the lordship of
Christ. If we are allowed to, why not just enjoy doing it and not get
worried about not being persecuted. We don’t have to be in
conflict with the world: we do have to be faithful to the covenant
commitment that we have made and which sets us apart as a community.
hypothetical question about Paul and the apostles being postmodern is
anachonistic - modernism hadn’t happened yet. Perhaps in the
Graeco-Roman world they were post-pagan or post-imperialist or post-Augustan.