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Timothy Wright

Hi,

"It is here in this desert as we wander together as nomads, that God is to be found. For it is here that we are nourished by our hunger."

Guess what I am going to say next-Correct.

All of us are on a pilgrimage journey toward either experiencing the presence of Jesus in heaven or in Hell experiencing the fullfillemt of our own life choices.

Our Father has given us "the Bible" to guide us on our way in our pilgrimage" and we are to understand and evaluate our experiences through His Bible and not use our feelings as our own self reference.

How do we know that our hunger that is being nourished by the presence of the trinity and not some other spirits that are not of God. I use to experience all sorts of spiritual stuff through astro projection before I was a Christian, they were not of God? I am not trying to be argumentative but what do we have aas a reference that we are faithful to the person of Jesus as revealed in the Bible?

Tim

jonny

read the book and then come back and talk about it

Existential Punk

Great review Jonny! I can't wait to get my copies from Amazon UK b/c i know Pete changed a few things from the pre-published copy he sent me. Adele

Timothy Wright

ok

darren

pete's comingto australia in january, just ordered the book and will read then pass it onto people to promote the gig...

cheers for the review

Pete Rollins

Thanks for the warm review Jonny! The secret behind the McLaren forward is that I looked up the phone book, found someone with that name and got them to write it - the guy is a farmer from Essex! Look forward to seeing you soon!

jonny

it now all makes sense pete! the brian who is beyond brian...

andrew Jones

the existential brian . . .


hey - i also loved the book

Phil Groom

Your comment about Christians getting defensive against postmodernism is spot on, so thanks for that. Crazy business: as if God's truth needs us to defend it; as if God himself needs us to defend him — was it C S Lewis said something about he'd sooner defend a roaring lion? We need to get with it, not fight it.

I can see I'm gonna have to drop by more often, check out your book comments. Any chance I can recycle this one too, please?

jonny

sure

dee

thanks for the review,

ive just finished reading it for the first time and it is definatly worth a second.

Pete is speaking at greenbelt this year, im sure he'll unpack some of his theology there.

Anna [Kelly]

Hello.

This was refreshing to read. I laughed out loud when you said that fact that we can't have an objective view is 'pretty obvious', because i feel like i've spent the whole of this year trying to justify that i believe that to a lot of my peers and my lecturers here at LST. It saddens me a little that this is such a great theology college, yet somewhere where postmodernism is completely scorned to the point that the universal response to it [here] seems to be 'bring back the acceptance of absolutes!!!.' I've struggled with it a lot. Especially since they don't even teach that some christians don't necessarily believe that absolutes do the world any good.. So lots of students don't even know that any Christians are thinking/writing/teaching this stuff.. ! Or if they do they think its mislead, naive or heretical.. I think its a shame that fairly post modern generation is having their post modern christian outlook kicked out of them and replaced by a fairly modern one, disguised as 'biblical'...
you should come and do some teaching here.. shake it up a a bit.. or ask Pete Rollins to.
I have an exam on this on friday.. finally a healthy outlet for my screaming head!
Hope you're well.

jonny

hey anna hang in there! keep asking questions... we have to do the imaginative work of how faith looks in our culture. it's an old missionary idea that it's really only those who are native/indigenous to the culture who will be able to really lead and 'do it from the inside' - you're native to the new (postmodern) environment so get ready to lead us forward :-) i'm sure your instincts are good.
it was so lovely to see you the other month.

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