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  • David shared from The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate by John H. Walton
    There is nothing “natural” about the world in biblical theology, nor should there be in ours. This does not suggest that God micromanages the world,[4] only that he is thoroughly involved in the operations and functions of the world.
    Note: Ancient Cosmology... Fascinating!
  • David shared from The Power of All: Building a Multivoiced Church by Sian Murray-Williams, Stuart Murray
    65 percent and 90 percent of those interviewed directly after the meeting ended could not say what the main point of the sermon was or what issue it was addressing.
  • David shared from The Power of All: Building a Multivoiced Church by Sian Murray-Williams, Stuart Murray
    The “love feast” that Tertullian describes would later be outlawed by a church determined to clamp down on unregulated, multivoiced church life. Celebration of the eucharist in a monovoiced and clerical church must be detached from a real meal at which there might be (surely would be) conversation and participation rather than quiet observation of holy mysteries performed by authorized church leaders.
  • David shared from The Power of All: Building a Multivoiced Church by Sian Murray-Williams, Stuart Murray
    The dominance of the monologue sermon can be traced to the Christendom shift, during which the clergy became more powerful, the laity lost their voice, congregations grew in size, the architecture of church buildings discouraged participation, spiritual gifts were marginalized, and the failure of the catechetical system made it difficult to sustain multivoiced church life.
    Note: Interesting... How The Sermon Displaced The Voice Of The Church...
  • David shared from Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture by Michael Frost
    God’s saving designs are penultimate, not ultimate. Redemption, salvation, and restoration are not God’s ultimate goal. These he performs for the sake of something greater: namely, the enjoyment he has in glorifying himself.[3]
    Note: "Redemption & salvation are not God's primary goals..." John Piper
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