Now, I know I didn’t announce I was on a blog fast, but I guess I kind of slipped into. There’s loads of stuff that I’m thinking through at the moment that I can’t really blog on. Some stuff just doesn’t need to be broadcast to the world! Before any of you cast me into the pits of hell and desperation, this is nothing to do with grappling with sin or anything, just thinking some fairly major issues through at the moment.
In the meantime I started reading Brian McLaren’s ‘A Generous Orthodoxy’ (another fine reason to be sent to hell for some!) and have found myself in sympathy for much of what he is saying. I feel more and more that I have to be broad in my understanding of church, to learn from the many different aspects and to seek to understand rather than condem. I was listening to a podcast preach the other day which was basically about the Cross, about the many different facets of it’s message. The preacher talked about how we often focus on just one aspect, like propitiation vs penal substitution, whereas the cross is actually much more than just one theological proposition. His thought was on the whole diamond thing – many faces that bring about an understanding of the beauty of the whole.
So that’s where I am – I’m probably not going to blog much for the next couple of weeks, but I’ll be around. Say hi if you feel like it!