Daily Archives: July 23, 2008

thoughts from the porch

walking on the beach
every few seconds
the wave smooths the sand
the little girl
following her dad
must stay near
to see the footprints
so they don’t fade into the wash of the wave
following God means being intentional
about keeping our eye on the footprints
of God

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soothing

sitting on the porch, watching the waves, they are constant, they are ceaseless, my bed faces the ocean, I hear the waves, they can be counted on, like God.

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reading at the beach

A couple of weeks ago in Oxford, I heard a talk about Lesslie Newbigin (by Michael Green no less) and his answers about pluralism. I picked up a couple of books by him at Blackwells and brought this one for reading during this week of resting…

It is a great primer on how we got from pre-modern thinking to modernity to post-modern thinking. I may write more about this book in days to come, but this thought stuck in my mind this morning:
“The churches of Europe and their cultural offshoots in the Americas had largely come to a kind of comfortable cohabitation with the Enlightenment.” Think about that… and then ask… should our thinking really be tied to the Enlightenment?

read on…

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