26 June 2005

Sunday June 26, 2005

Today I am listening to Public Radio much as I rest having strained a muscle in my back. Thankfully it's feeling much better than this morning. Earlier, I sat in the sun writing about distractions (possible and certain) in my life and what proper place they may have if any. Now inside, my laundry is half done and I stumbled upon this lovely segment online about Dorothy Day, Walker Percy, Thomas Merton, and Flannery O'Connor. It's called "Faith Fired By Literature". Here is the link:

It is calming and beautiful in it's necessity and order to fold laundry and with it to sing, especially on a Sunday, of the marvelousness of the life that our God has gifted us.

16 June 2005

"Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan ?" June 16, 2005

Here are the results of the theology worldview quiz that I took. I must admit that I had never considered many of the questions asked and it should be noted that the way some of them were worded might cause individuals to infer radically different meanings.

I am still reading COLOSSIANS REMIXED, greatly concerned with worldview, and have decided to not be scared of it's implications on my life which are certain upon reading further and faster. Don't get me wrong, I believe in really taking to to meditate on text with true insight - as this is for me - but at this point I am just stalling. I know full well that I can do adequate study and pick up the pace at the same time.

I ran into Tom Sipling over the weekend. It's always a wonderful surprise to see him and get caught up in the conversation of where we are being led individually and as the body of Christ. Such an encouragement. We talked about how we so fear "taking the leap" (not marriage) that we are called to because 1. we don't feel completely certain of the path or feel that we are prepared just yet, 2. we are sure there is now and will always be someone better qualified to fill this role better, 3. we are still SO messed up and we would likely do more harm than good, or 4. we are just scared to step out of our societal and churched conditioning. Personally recently I've experienced the rewards of taking the chance and the new world it has brought... thanks Megan. We must push eachother to do this as a community of believers. Not that every oppurtunity is THE one to take but we will know which are from living in real fellowship/discipleship/acountability (= community of some sort) with eachother. We must. I must. Let's get going.

Here are the quiz results:

"You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan. You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God's grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavliy by John Wesley and the Methodists."

Try yourself: What's Your Theological Worldview?

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