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Thursday, June 19, 2008


dave perry

Hi Bob,
I have just discovered your excellent blog through reading Tony Jones book The New Christians. This was the first post I read and it is breathtakingly good: thank you so much. Your thoughts on men in leadership and the neglected voice of women need to be heard right across the churches. And thanks too for introducing me to Jen Lemen and Cheryl. Just wonderful!

Shelton Green

I really like this bit of the poem from Rachelle...

When we move into previously unexplored territory we sail into places where the sea charts read, “Here there be monsters.” But the monsters we fear do not exist. A bit of illumination along the unknown edges can reveal that there are no vicious creatures lying in wait, but only new, wide open places to explore.

THAK YOU BOB! Thank you for sharing your struggle. I identify with you and am with you on this path.

Rachelle Mee-Chapman

Thank you Bob. When our brothers see us, it helps us all to become more whole as a community. I appreciate your support -- and I love the charge in Cheryl's poetry.



bob, you give me courage. thanks.

Adam Moore

Bob - I'm particularly struck by Cheryl's words. They remind me of Bonhoeffer who, while in prison, wrote:

"Our church...is incapable of taking the word of reconciliation and redemption to mankind and the world. Our earlier words are therefore bound to lose their force and cease, and our being Christians today will be limited to two things; prayer and righteous action among men. All Christian thinking, speaking, and organizing must be born anew out of this prayer and action...It is not for us to prophesy the day (although the day will come) when men will once more be called so to utter the word of God that the world will be changed and renewed by it. It will be a new language, perhaps quite non-religious, but liberating and redeeming – as was Jesus’ language; it will shock people and yet overcome them by its power; it will be the language of a new righteousness and truth, proclaiming God’s peace with men and the coming of his kingdom...Till then the Christian cause will be a silent and hidden affair, but there will be those who pray and do right and wait for God’s own time. May you be one of them..."


Love it. Absolutely, love it.

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