Saturday Evening Blog Post – March Edition

In this month’s edition of the Saturday Evening Blog Post, hosted by Elizabeth Esther, I decided to share my post from early March, Once Saved, Always Saved Deconstructed. It seemed that at least some people found it interesting or helpful. I actually had several other posts I enjoyed writing in March. It was something of a toss-up selecting the one above. If you’re reading this, I’ll go ahead and share my alternative choices as well.

The first is a personal reflection revolving around some Beatles songs, She’s Leaving Home – A Reflection on Life.

Finally, I wrote two posts spurred by all the controversy by Rob Bell’s new book, Love Wins. They are somewhat tangential and aren’t actually reviews of the book. My mind often runs off on a tangent. The first, Love Wins, is a reflection built around a number of quotes from various Eastern Christian Church Fathers. The second, Heterodox?, is a reflection on the fundamental nature of Protestantism.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted April 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Hi Scott, (From the “Love Wins” post combox): I know exactly what you mean about the “place” you are. I was a teacher in my Protestant church for years and began a series of classes in which I challenged the “Pauline” emphasis of our tradition and said, I am going to interpret Paul through the lens of the Gospels and specifically St. John’s. I said “no commentaries, just scripture taken for face value” and I ended up with a quasi-sacramental and deeply incarnational view of things (AND a lot of controversy). Ten years later when I encountered the Church Fathers and Orthodoxy everything I suspected was confirmed. It took another six years for me to even visit an Orthodox Church even though I was reading an studying voraciously. “Ortho-limbo” is a common experience actually. In my experience the people who get hyped up and jump on board quickly are the ones who jump off board later. I tell people the time will come when it will be evident within you that it is time, especially if there is disinterested family involved. It’s not like the Orthodox Church is singing “Just As I Am” ONE MORE TIME before the altar call is closed down… šŸ™‚ God bless.

  2. Posted April 2, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Steve. That’s encouraging.

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