Stanley Hauerwas was on campus today for the undergraduate Fall Religion Colloquium. Here's the link to John Drury's summary of what he had to say.
While I was there, I thought of some more IWU Coffee talk. The first was that we give each other knowing looks when people use "worldview" language. It's not that we don't acknowledge presuppositions. It's the overly cognitive and oversimplified use of them.
The second, mentioned in the first post, is an aversion to Barna's understanding of the church. We love the local church and think a Christian out in the woods every Sunday worshipping God probably won't remain a Christian very long if s/he doesn't get back into a local assembly of believers. Stanley Hauerwas put it today even more starkly than I would. He believes that God mediates salvation through the church.
The third thing, which I remembered in conversation, is that the undergraduate faculty give each other knowing looks when people confuse John Wesley with the Wesleyan Church. As K. Drury likes to say, Wesley is more our grandfather or even great-grandfather than our father. Phoebe Palmer is more like our mother or grandmother even.
In short, we like Wesley but don't really care about those who want to correct the Wesleyan Church because it is not enough like John Wesley. John Wesley didn't found the Wesleyan Church. There is no need for any more dissertations about John Wesley.