Original post time 8/5/14 2:17 PM CDT
"I had to experience despair...in order to experience grace." Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
— Tullian Tchividjian (@PastorTullian) August 5, 2014
"I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace, to hear Om again, to sleep deeply again and to awaken refreshed again. I had to become a fool again in order to find Atman in myself. I had to sin in order to live again. Whither will my path yet lead me? This path is stupid, it goes in spirals, perhaps in circles, but whichever way it goes, I will follow it...Now he understood it and realized that the inward voice had been right, that no teacher could have brought him salvation." p 97,99.Truly alarming. I used to recommend him. I cannot recommend Tullian if he is going to keep doing this stuff and going this direction.
another one from Nadia Bolz Weber
So, Last week we learned about 'grace' from Siddhartha. This week the cussing pastrix Nadia F-word Bolz-Weber teaches about an F word and a B word, Forgiveness and Brokenness.
So let's take bets. Will it be Jay Bakker, Brian McLaren, Tony Jones, Jim Wallis, or Barak Obama next?