Peter Leithart is on fire.

I’m on board! However, the challenge to Leithart’s proposal in praxis will hover around authority and further exposition of what the future holds for the concept of Sola Scriptura. In other words, who will constitute the “classical Protestant” Magisterium? I think Rome still has the upper hand in this regard for those of us still tempted to further our trek towards Rome/the East. My hope is that a return to a classical Protestant understanding of Sola Scriptura would mean a return to the Great Tradition of interpretation and liturgical practice (as Leithart is encouraging). But, this will have to be a mass return (no pun intended) in order for classical Protestantism to avoid becoming another tribe within the mess. Kyrie Eleison. It will take a large group of churches deciding to submit to the same historical liturgical forms/reforms in order to move this dream forward. Kyrie Eleison. Leithart brilliantly lays out a baseline of essential practices. These practices find their source in the broad stream of orthodox interpretation of the Scriptural narrative. These are hemmed in by the Great Tradition rooted in the Nicene Creed. Lex orandi, lex credendi. This will not be a revolution of belief, but of sustained practice and submission. It is the submission part that may be hardest for us in America. Kyrie Eleison.

Leithart’s follow up responses to the above discussion:

 

Another controversial post from Leithart along these same lines:

http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2013/11/the-end-of-protestantism

An article by Rev. Rich Bledsoe titled “Outgrowing Protestant Adolescence”

http://trinityhouseinstitute.com/outgrowing-protestant-adolescence/