Open Blogging Uncategorized Add comments Mar 092018 It’s all yours today… Related 13 Responses to “Open Blogging” Chris says: March 9, 2018 at 11:38 am Has anyone read The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard? Any thoughts on it? Josh the Baptist says: March 9, 2018 at 11:59 am Good book. It has been quite a while since I read it. Willard was on sort of the same wave as Richard Foster, but I though Willard was a much more enjoyable read. That being said, there is a group that will warn heavily against Willard’s books. Gateway drug to mysticism or some such nonsense. Don’t worry about that, it’s good stuff. Pineapple Head says: March 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm I second Josh’s thoughts on Willard. I just got back from Israel. First time there. What an intriguing country. So much religious, political and ethnic tension. Got to spend time with believers who were Jewish, as well as Arab believers. Josh the Baptist says: March 9, 2018 at 2:17 pm Piney – That sounds cool. Why did you go? Pineapple Head says: March 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm Two goals: enrichment and immersion. First half of trip spent in a tour. Our Israeli guide was a Russian Jew who moved to Jerusalem in his 30s and found Jesus in an Anglican Church. His knowledge of world history, geo-politics and the Bible was amazing. The immersion came as we spent a week with one of our church missionaries in Haifa. Her team’s focus is on Arabs/Palestinians. The church she attends was small, but dynamic. Pineapple Head says: March 9, 2018 at 3:52 pm I found it refreshing to hear things from people that came from different perspectives. Imagine having a conversation over dinner about gun control with an Arab family! Duane Arnold says: March 9, 2018 at 6:59 pm PH What did you learn? When I visited I was always amazed at the faith of the Palestinian Christians… Pineapple Head says: March 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm Yes, I was very impressed with the Christians we encountered. We spent most of Sunday with the church pastor and his family. They exuded a great love for God as well a super sense of humor. Very joyful and passionate for ministry. Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/immanuelchurchhifa/ Pineapple Head says: March 9, 2018 at 7:15 pm As to the gun issue, they just didn’t understand why people have guns. Even hunting seemed strange to them. Pineapple Head says: March 9, 2018 at 7:18 pm At the church service I was unexpectedly called up to preach. Talk about surprised! I had to gather some thoughts on the fly. Not sure exactly what I said. 🙂 John 20:29 says: March 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm #10- reminds me of the time that i was visiting with a dear Chrustian friend… As i talked i thot, “what am i saying? i’m not making any sense.” When i finished my ” thots” she thanked me sincerely and said that that was exactly what she needed to hear that nite. 😯 bob1 says: March 9, 2018 at 11:13 pm Em, Sounds like the Holy Spirit guided your choice of words, maybe? John 20:29 says: March 10, 2018 at 12:55 pm bob1, my words or my friends ears? Could have been. … must have been.. 😇 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.