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  1. Josh says:

    #2 – When we can imagine a better God, it probably means we have believed in a much lesser God than real one. I want to believe that God is better than anything any of us can imagine, and so when I find a piece that has been passed on to me, that is obviously inferior to a God in my imagination, I’m not afraid to lay that piece down. No matter what generations of teachers have said, that can’t possibly be the real God.

    #5 – Without fear, bravery cannot exist. There are time when we should be very afraid. The measure of our character is if we do the right thing anyway.

    Good thoughts today Michael. I am glad you chose to share.

  2. Michael says:

    ‘#5 – Without fear, bravery cannot exist. ‘

    I so badly wish I’d written that…good stuff all the way around , Josh…

  3. Dan from Georgia says:

    Agreed. “without fear, bravery cannot exist”! Indeed!

  4. Alan says:

    Great theology flows from worship and the worshiper is not hallowed in his wisdom but humbled in His presence. Yes great theology is a Person expressed in language that mediates his presence. And yet your words are well taken. My friend with cancer (remember this is a stream of faith that practices healing) heard from all manner of prophets with bad manners.

    They explained and expressed their version of God’s actions and thoughts. In the end my friend was cured but not healed (both are temporary) and was most of all blessed by those who made their presence more available than their theologized thoughts.

    Nevertheless, the art of theology and the act of doing theology is beautiful and more salutary than its’ faithful, fearless, fumblers.

    Meanwhile Michael, I am praying that your remedies have had increased effectiveness. You are often within my thoughts.

  5. Michael says:

    Alan,

    I still love doing theology, but have become keenly aware of its limits…and thank you much for the prayers…I still believe they matter…

  6. Dan from Georgia says:

    Michael,

    Will be in prayer for you today!

  7. Michael says:

    Thank you, Dan!

  8. Dave Lindsay says:

    Michael:
    Can you share where you got that extended Beth Moore quote from ? I’d like to get more of that kind of writing on my screen!
    Thanks – Dave

  9. Michael says:

    Dave,

    That was a thread she did on Twitter…I feel better just knowing she’s among us…

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