The conversations stay with me. The way minds touched in between sessions and around exhibition tables. This is the true currency of Jubilee—people who care about shaping young lives, lingering over a cup of coffee…mingling in doorways and halls. There was that exchange I had with Marcus and Dwight Gibsonand Dr.Vince Bacote—the Abraham Kuyper scholar. He wrote the introduction to Wisdom and Wonder—a book on Kuyper that I reviewed for The High Calling last year.
“It is not necessary to have total agreement with a person in order to admire them or find their contributions to be of great value. Some of Kuyper’s specific views on science and art may not be embraced by all readers; while incredibly prescient regarding some developments in society, Kuyper was not omniscient, and at times ventured opinions we might find surprising…While his theology emphasized the creation of all humans in the divine image and while his emphasis on cultural diversity (multiformity) encourages humility about the extent of our knowledge, these emphases did not lead him to proper regard for all humans…”