Confronting Death with the Word of God

Long-time readers will know that, years ago, I went down the William Stringfellow rabbit-hole. Stringfellow's work has played a huge role in shaping my vision of "the principalities and powers," and featured prominently in my book The Slavery of Death

I haven't written about Stringfellow for many years. But today one of his quotes came back and interrupted me:

"In the face of death, live humanly. In the middle of chaos, celebrate the Word. Amidst Babel, speak the truth. Confront the noise and verbiage and falsehood of death with the truth and potency and efficacy of the Word of God. Know the Word, teach the Word, nurture the Word, preach the Word, define the Word, incarnate the Word, do the Word, live the Word. And more than that, in the Word of God, expose death and all death's works and wiles, rebuke lies, cast out demons, exorcise, cleanse the possessed, raise those who are dead in mind and conscience."

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