You can try emailing me at timfall1 (at) gmail (dot) com
I’m also on Twitter and Facebook. Not that I know what I’m doing on them, but I’m there.
In case anyone has a complaint about the content of this blog, I offer this 20 second public service announcement:
Just dropping a message re guest blog you suggested re spouses, purchases and harmony!
Am working on it. Do I send here?
This email address is the right one, Sarah. Looking forward to it!
OKAY, Tim – long overdue perhaps but here’s the guest post you suggested. I am sending the attachment but you can also find it on one of my blogs (posted today): http://www.lifefromtthelighthouse.wordpress.com – Christian I have another blog too: http://sarahtunexaminelife.blogspot.com – Christian flavour because that’s ‘me’ but not overtly Christian.
God bless… I continue to enjoy your blogs. Sent to my husband (who is an English-trained barrister).
In due course, I’d be grateful if you could please confirm receipt of this email.
On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Tim’s Blog – Just One Train Wreck After Another wrote:
> ** > Tim commented: “This email address is the right one, Sarah. Looking > forward to it!”
I commented on UncleE’s blog about the problems with describing the OT representations of God and his judgment as somehow erroneous. You commented back, and later mentioned that you had given up trying to find “emotionally satisfying” answers to some of these questions. I was just hoping to engage you in a dialogue about how you have dealt with this. I’m convinced that to chuck out pieces of scripture because I don’t like how it represents God is to start down a path of eventual rejection of Christianity as a whole, which I desperately don’t want to do. Anyway, as a relatively young Christian hungry for conversation and searcching for truth, I was hoping to get some pointers on how you’ve come to where you are and how you manage conversations with others. And, how much you engage others in conversations where they might be mistaken. Thanks.
Josh, I am so glad you stopped by!
You’ve got some good questions, and I think to start I should say that where I am now is not where I was when I first became a Christian almost 30 years ago. Now I do a lot more resting in Jesus and a lot less worrying about what it means to live and talk like I belong to him. That also comes out in how I talk to others. I know what the Bible says, I know about my own relationship with Jesus, and I just talk to others based on what all this means for who I am. I don’t get wigged if people don’t like what that means, because I figure it’s up to the Holy Spirit to work things to the Father’s glory. It’s certainly not my job!
I think I just have a lot more growing to do. Right now I feel like I have to answer all the atheist questions, and all the contradictions they point out in scripture. And, if they totally discredit my position I do feel emotionally beaten. Is there anything you read or watched that helped you to realize, in reall emotional terms, that you didn’t need to convince others of the things you see to be true?
Again, thanks so much for the communication. It’s nice to know someone has been here and has gotten past to “resting in Jesus”. That sounds nice 🙂
I saw that you visited the Convincing Atheists post I wrote, josh. If you want something meatier, I’d suggest C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy ( Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra – Voyage to Venus, and That Hideous Strength) It’s sci-fi but in the three stories the characters show what it means to live in God’s kingdom without concern for whether anyone else thinks it’s true or not. And it’s really good writing to boot.
I’ll check that out. Thanks, Tim.
Tim, I’m fascinated by your comments about C.S. Lewis and Women posted on CT. Can we “chat” via email about this? I’m eager to find out if you’ve written much about him. firstname.lastname@example.org
I haven’t, Carolyn, but if you visit my friend Crystal Hurd’s website you’ll see some of the best writing on Lewis available on the web: http://crystalhurd.com/
(Sorry this reply took so long. I tend to forget this contact page exists sometimes!)
We have just discovered your website – starting with how to handle a temper tantrum. It has been quite entertaining while pointantly pointing out the obvious in a way that cuts, but doesn’t hurt because you laugh at yourself. We give thanks to God for you – for your subsequent posts that we’ve been able to read and watch this morning. We can’t stop laughing and are deeply grateful. We look forward to what God continues to place on your heart to write and share.
Thank you so much, D&A.
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