Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thoughtful Input Desired

I read a quote a moment ago:
"If there was anything upon which the Christian apologist C.S. Lewis preferred not to dwell, it was the divisions that existed in the Christian Church."

Within the realm of theological reflection and Christendom, if there is anything that you prefer not to dwell on, what would it be?


  1. I often prefer not to dwell on the question of whether or not a person is actually heaven bound or, if no longer living, been graced with a current place in heaven. I think I prefer not to dwell there because many times I think I already know the answer and find the conclusion hard to accept. Other times, I don’t want to go there because I know that I don’t want my own declaration of salvation questioned, so, I think ...who in the world am I to question someone else’s? MMMmm … ok, well, maybe I do actually dwell on it more than I think I do!

  2. Thanks for you comment Cindy,
    One of the most revolutionary things that I remember in my early theological development was a pastor saying to me:
    "We think there are going to be a lot more people in heaven than there actually are going to be in heaven." That was formational for me.

  3. I don't dwell on "what will heaven be like?" I know that I cannot even imagine it. It will exceed my hopes. It will be perfect. I long for heaven, ceaselessly, but daydream about it never.

  4. As far as what Cindy said, I think she is wise in that she doesn't dwell on if the deceased have gone to heaven or not. As for the own salvation has been questioned by someone. It made me angry. But, in retrospect, I see why it was questioned. My spiritual life was barren. A tree is known by its fruits. If there is no fruit on a fruit tree, should we ignore it, or tend to it?