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theological odyssey

17 Mar

From The Millennial Maze: Sorting Out Evangelical Options by Stanley Grenz.

My favorite sentence of the week.

My theological odyssey is not dissimilar to that traversed by many other evangelicals. It has led me out of the older dispensationalism through historic premillennialism, into an amillennialism sympathetic to postmillennialism.

My biggest problem on the dance floor is working too hard.

I just make it harder than it needs to be.

This, of course, is not restricted to the dance floor.

Which reminds me of a poem:

As you go out, notice the barrel by the door.
It is for whatever you’d like to discard – those claims
you accepted for a while from someone forceful or
loud
but not really your cup of tea, those heavy opinions
balanced on fragile foundations in arguments.

We invite you to retain your tickets for noticing
things –
how sunlight is wide and democratic, how the rain
doesn’t care who you are, how sounds will follow you
home
and become songs that play back whenever you want
them to.
A crow, a gull, a foghorn – keep these for your dreams.

~ William Stafford, Farewell at a Writer’s Conference

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2 Comments

Posted by on March 17, 2014 in haverings, musings, Poetry, Revelation

 

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2 responses to “theological odyssey

  1. ThinkingItOver

    March 18, 2014 at 6:10 am

    postmillennialism – Oh Yuck! I don’t want to do that part.

     
  2. wordhaver

    March 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    You are not alone. 🙂

     

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