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A probing look at Eckhart Tolle's wildly popular book
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Thanks Brian, we are sharpened as minister's when we see how crafty men can be in their supplanting of God's loving offer of hope through Christ. Your article is sharpening my discernment skills and I hope to pass this on to those the Lord has put under my watch.
LIving in my cocoon, I had only heard of Tolle's work through my wife: she shared her feelings of the slipperiness of Tolle's work. Thanks to Brian for engaging this topic. I am also reflecting on the whole "spirituality" quest while i read Robert Webbers "Divine Embrace." he may have some perspective on this, too. He contrasts the current desire for "experience" with the Christian spirituality that finds its content in God and his Son. Yet he also exposes how rationalism has eviscerated our sense of Biblical spirituality. John Cassian's Conferences (Ramsay's transl) is an ancient comment on some of this, tho perhaps with limitations to its 4th century desert setting--still valuable. Not sure what some of the above reviewers are saying, and how it relates to their ratings. Having only ca.800 characters does truncate our thoughts a bit, perhaps. Like Adm Stockdale: "who am i ...what am i here for?" "who am i, what is my review here for, what am i saying...uhoh 7 characters left!
As a pastor on lives in est Los Angeles, Tolle's ideas are simply a continuation of many similar thoughts and changing worldview. I have read half of his new book in preparing to teach about engaging the new spirituality. My own sense through conversations and how the latest voices of that spirituality have framed their ideas… is that simply stating it is different or wrong… will not matter to most… as it speaks to many aspects that they don’t perceive to be a part of the Christian ‘religion.’
Pulled enough thought together to give one message… but it relay took hold of my interest to develop more in this area. What I did develop is at: http://www.vcfwestside.org/files/Sermon%20note%20files/HC5%20Engaging%20Todays%20Spirituality%20Note s.pdf
(Lead Pastor – Westside Vineyard)
Excellently written, intellectually challenging and highly experiencial are characteristics the Christian community can alway use more exposure.
The God-Man, Jesus, needs no defense! Truth alway wins the final prize.
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