Things I Think…

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  1. JoelG says:

    I really appreciate #8 and #9. I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t hope all would be saved. The brokenness of this life and ourselves seems to be such an impediment to faith in this world. I know I’m breaking many theological rules in thinking this. But I still hope.

    “Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”

    Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.””

  2. Michael says:

    JoelG,

    Well said, my friend!

  3. Dan from Georgia says:

    I like #6!

  4. Michael says:

    Dan,
    I bought my first poetry book in thirty years the other day…it’s refreshing!

  5. Em says:

    #4- i have no idea when the anti christ will materialize, but…
    I hear and read so much today that seems to be anticipating a christ that is not Jesus The Christ… so much is coming from people who claim to anticipate The Christ, but compromises God’s holiness with their personal preferences – repentance has a whole different definition… as does God’s love … 😿

  6. Jerod says:

    Who’s work did you buy? I really like Neruda and Milosz and have found only a few that I find fascinating. I have to really feel it or poetry becomes ho-hum.

  7. Michael says:

    Jerod,

    Christian Wimon.

  8. Captain Kevin says:

    Off to Amazon to check out Christian Wimon.

  9. Bryonm says:

    So with you. Especially number 6.

  10. Josh says:

    In my head, I pronounce Christian Wimon as Christian women.

    And its funny to me, at least.

  11. Matthew says:

    Speaking of poetry — Maurice Manning’s book “One Man’s Dark” is very good poetry, with a depth of religious feeling to it, highly recommended.

    I, too, have been reading more poetry than ever, challenging myself to read and look at the world in a different, deeper way. I’m even thinking of tackling “Paradise Lost” again, which I haven’t cracked open since my college days, so many, many years ago.

  12. Reuben says:

    Thought #7 was something I was accused of this past week, maybe because they read this blog? I should ask. Regardless, a mechanistic view of theology is required to literally “understand the nature of god”, which is what I thought theology was, but I digress…

    Thought #8 and #9, outright heresy. But I. am fine with it. In fact I wish more would. Believing in a god who has condemned the vast majority of humanity, past/present/future, to eternal torture is insane. Insane. Again, insane.

    Thought 10, word! It ties in with Thought #4, and I kinda laugh at the prospect anymore. God is not built (again, mechanistic view of theology) for either political system, as he is a theocratic authoritarian.Think Yemen or Iran. A dictatorship. Basing prostrate adoration on a date that represents independence is like celebrating North Korea with the nonsense spewed by Aquinas or Arminius.

    Thoughts #1 & #2 contradict one another. Just saying…

    Homosexuals have always been in the church. The example I always go back to in modern times is Lonnie Frisbee, without whom, the Jesus Movement never happened. Look what “they” did to him. The question is, would you all do the same?

  13. Reuben says:

    Hi Bryon!

  14. Reuben says:

    Sorry, I can’t skip Thought #3. The god western culture worships is Capitalism. This is absolutely catholic in identity.

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