We have seen that Phyllis Tickle is glad that Sola Scriptura is going the way of the dodo
PHYLLIS TICKLE AND THE EMERGING CHURCH: IT’S NOT IF SOLA SCRIPTURA ENDS BUT WHEN
PHYLLIS TICKLE: WHERE NOW IS THE AUTHORITY?
PHYLLIS TICKLE: SOLA SCRIPTURA HOPELESSLY INSUFFICIENT
PHYLLIS TICKLE: SOLA SCRIPTURA INSUFFICIENT BECAUSE EMERGENTS AREN’T AFRAID OF PARADOX
In my research I came across the Midwinter Conference Schedule for the Evangelical Covenant Church, in which Phyllis Tickle is scheduled to speak. And guess what she is speaking on?
Midwinter Conference brochure
or here for the flash version
Tuesday Evening Preacher -- "Shaped by the Word"
In preaching on the theme, "Shaped by the Word," Phyllis Tickle explains that "For observant Christians, nothin gis more central to public discussion or private faith than is a clear-eyed understanding of Holy Writ and its formative role in human experience. In this time of reformation and upheaval in American Christianity, there is a great hunger to discover ways of engaging the Word more intimately and more efficaciously. We will look together at why this is so, how it is accomplished, and what are the spiritual and religious results."
Phyllis Tickle is known as an authority on religion in America and is a much sought-after lecturer on the subject.
2 Tim 4:3 anyone? Gathering teachers around them to Tickle their ears? ha! How unfortunate.
In addition to publishing numerous essays and articles, she is the author of more than two dozen books on religion and spirituality, most notably the Divine Hours series of manuals for observing fixed-hour prayer. She was founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly, and is frequently quoted in major publications as well as electronic media.
She began her career as a college teacher and served for ten years as academic dean at Memphis College of Art before entering full-time writing and publishing. She received the Mays Award, specifically recognizing her work in gaining mainstream media coverage of religion. She is currently a Senior Fellow of Cathedral College of the Washington National Cathedral. She and her physician husband make their home on a small farm in Lucy, Tennessee, and are the parents of seven children.
If the disparity in what she SAYS she says, vs what she actually SAYS and believes, if that gives you whiplash, well.... get used to it. This is how the most deceptive false teachers operate. We tend to think of false teachers as those who blatantly contradict Scripture, such as Mormons and Jehovahs Witnesses, Jim Jones, David Koresh etc. But false teachers do not gain a large following by being deliberately bizarre and incoherent, at least not at the beginning. Scripture tells us that even the very elect could be deceived in the end times apostasy. Matt 24:24. This is only possible with a lie that is ALMOST true or sounds VERY true.
And the longer you stay and listen when they start going astray, the harder it will be to leave, because they have a spiritually anesthetizing effect. I see this happen with people who stay in a false church for social reasons.
And then there are these gems in the brochure which you might also find interesting:
Dale Keuhne "Is there love to be found in the Biblical Teaching about Sex?"
"This workshop will look at key biblical passages on sexuality (with special emphasis given to Leviticus 18 and 20). It will also tackle the politically incorrect questions that everyone in the pews wants pastors to talk about but who usually don't because of their God-given instinct of self-preservation"
God gives the gift of cowardliness? Of shame for his Word? of Fear of Man?
Scot McKnight: "the Blue Parakeet: Reading the Bible all over again"
"the focus of this workshop will be on (1) how we are actually reading the Bible in the church today, (2) how we can improve our application of the Bible by focusing on story, and (3) how story reshapes the issue of women in ministry.
what on earth does that mean? And why crowbar women in ministry in there? My guess is because they are starting to hear backlash against he idea... but that's just conjecture. I know our ex pastor Todd Ertsgaard would tell people something along the lines of "women can be pastors but not in my church."
"Marjorie J Thompson" "Formed and fed by the Living Word"
"How often do you experience God's Word as 'living and active' (Heb 4:12) in your ordinary routines? How do you invite the Spirit to reviatlize Scripture as a source of "daily Bread"? Learn how to practice depth listening, intuitive linking, and active imagination as keys to unlocking the power of Scripture to address and guide your current condition."