In confirmation class in 7th and 8th grade my pastor taught us physical positions that we could pray from. Keeling, prone, hands high, etc. The idea was that humans are peculiar. It isn’t enough to give mental assent to something, but rather for full effect we need to commit our bodies, too. Not putting our bodies ‘through the motions’ actually detracts from the reality as the mind experiences it. This is really anti-gnosticism and it is an important truth about the human being. CS Lewis in the Screwtape Letters accurately characterized humans as amphibians- both physical and spiritual, and God … continue reading...
Tag: Emergent Church
Why We’re Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Moody Publishers (April 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0802458343
- ISBN-13: 978-0802458346
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- Book web page: http://www.notemergent.com/
Book Description: “The Emergent Church is a strong voice in today’s Christian community. And they’re talking about good things: caring for the poor, peace for all men, loving Jesus. Kevin and Ted are two guys who, demographically, should be all over this movement. But they’re not. And Why We’re Not Emergent gives you the solid reasons why.”
Like the authors of the book, I am sympathetic to the … continue reading...