Monthly Archives: April 2007

up in NYC on Thursday

Up in NYC on a school trip Wed – Fri this week, I noticed this old sign near an entrance to an apartment building… It designates this building as containing a fallout shelter into which people should flee to hide from a nuclear attack by the Soviets… hmmmm.
YEAH, like NYC would have any buildings standing HAD the Soviets launched an attack… anyway… over on Laci’s blog there is a reminder of other “atomic issues” and an anniversary of nuclear note… click here

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Wed. afternoon in NYC: I was moved by thoughts about the WTC

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The Divine Embrace

The Divine Embrace is a book that was recommended to me by a friend in the ministry. Thanks Bill. I found it to be amazingly helpful in my own journey. There are some quotes that I’d like to think more about and even have some conversation about that will be posted soon. I chose to make any possible conversation part of this blog because I think it has to do with how we need to think about following Christ in this postmodern era… This spurred me on to another Robert Webber work that I had begun and now finished… The Younger Evangelicals

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On Worship

“The current focus on worship originating in self is probably a reaction against truth without passion and is what happened to me as a result of the Enlightenment and what happened to me when my learning of Scripture through the scientific method left me dry.” (Embrace p.233)

“Worship needs both truth and passion. Truth without passion is dry. Passion without truth is empty. Where do we go to find both truth and passion? I suggest recovering worship as the proclamation and enactment of God’s story. (Robert Webber, Worship Old and New 2nd ed.)” (Embrace p. 233)

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On Prayer

“Prayer is a weapon God has given his people in the struggle against those evil impulses that drive a person to focus on self and self- interest.” (Embrace p. 208)

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The Gospel Affects Our Spiritual Life

“The spiritual life is not an escape from life but an affirmation of God’s way of life in the struggles we meet in our personal thoughts, in the relationships we have in the family, among our neighbors, at work, and in our leisure.” (Embrace p. 202)

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The Gospel Proclaimed in Post-Modernism

“In the pre-modern world and now again in the postmodern world which we live, Christian faith is being presented once again, however; not as mere ideas to be defended by reason or science but as a story to be embodied, that is, to be lived.” (Embrace p.202)

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