Thank you Philip, for your faithfulness to Jesus and your gift. Betty The rope on the high priest legend is just that: a legend. Its been an important journey and one that I hope is resulting in opportunity to invite others to a walk with God based on grace and not fear. Does God have a right to twist our beliefs to something untrue? I am ashamed about not having written to thank you decades ago. And later, I learned not just empathy for people and animals (I always adored animals), but I think we were meant to learn empathy for Jesus too! Many of us have been in a daze slightly bewildered and confused. SO.. Ive always told people that one day I would have lunch with you and David Robinson. Thank you for for being you. You may be aware of the dreadful exhortation by the well known English atheist scientist Richard Dawkins for people to post videos on YouTube of them defaming Christ and faith. It is truly heart warming and humbling. I feel called to speak to those living in the borderlands of faith., To contact Philip, A camera crew filmed the entire event from start of the fire inside to its complete destruction from the outside. I knew this was truly the aim of all the rapid and miraculous growth, led by the Holy Spirit. Maybe just not as fast as many would like. many thanks, When Yancey was just a baby, some church members convinced his polio-stricken father to remove himself from an iron lung in faith that God would heal him. We both have speaking engagements this weekend. Thank you for that; it really meant a lot! He earned graduate degrees in Communications and English from Wheaton College and the University of Chicago, and worked as an editor of Campus Life Magazine for eight years before turning his concentration to freelance writing for the last 30 years. Other writers you discussChesterton, Dostoevsky, TolstoyI was somewhat familiar with already, but your book encouraged me to give them additional consideration. Philip. Though Ive never seen you speak, your voice was familiar as I have several of your audio books. Thomas & Joyce. Also I want to say thank you because Soul Survivor open my eyes to the world of literature. as of now I am doing a book review of your The Jesus I never Knew as a requirement in one of my subject. I have only one advantage: I am still alive! She has many Christ like qualities, humble, modest, caring, forgiving, and has a heart for the disadvantaged. With everything on the moving truck and ready to leave, I was informed that Scott was having an affair, that he had left his wife and was living with another woman. He talked about how I really felt about Him and my frustrated expectations. I am an older mom that has pursued a very task-oriented career for most of my life in order to pay the bills and keep the household running. It was answered 53 days later, but only after Prosecutor Peter delivered a blistering indictment upon the Jewish crowd, confronting them with their heinous crime and causing them to be cut to the heart. Instead of talking it through with me and praying ,they reacted by removing me from the mens dorm, . Please visit our website if you can. Dear Brother Philip, . The tone you use to characterize the Bible college you attended is almost snide. Education:, Napoli, Donna Jo 1948 Dear Philip. Im not sure where youre trying to get articles published, but if in Australia they could give you more helpful feedback. (I was 52 years old at the time) I have been delivered and set free from a 40 year drug and alcohol habit, rehab did not work, nor did counseling. It is sad to see churches fomenting fear amongst their members to scare them into voting one way or the other. The Bible college movement originated during the time of North America's Third Great Awakening. St. Augustine teaches that the future is unknowable, which is also hinted at in many places in the Bible. Thank you, Philip, for the honesty I see written into your books, not only regarding your faith journey, but your journey as a writer. Keep reaching! I identify so well with what you write. Why the difference? I struggled with church especially and with what l saw as cultural practice more than church culture. Im reading Disappointment with God again and just wrote a devotional to In the Upper Room speaking from my experience. He shook my hand, and said twice said, Father Richard you are a good man.. Youre so very kind, Rod. Yes, labels is confusing because I know a Evangelical Christian author who also does not believe in literal hell and Book of Revelation should be in the Holy Bible, those are strong Progressive things. I first read it about 8 years ago when something in me began to search for grace after years and years of growing up in a fundamentalist church and attending a very legalistic christian college. At age 83, you can understand the length of my stubborn quest. Never my friend, never stop doing what God gave you as gift, never stop fascinating people with your wise words. Hello, this is Hee-Soo from South korea. By the time I had given out about 15 stamps/cards, word had gotten around to Paul. Your words are a balm and a bright light to me. Dave Holden, Toxic churches in New Zealand?! Jesus can deal with the details in his life, just as he deals with the details in all of our lives. I could not understand why some people in authority thought it was okay to use children as sex toys, and to abuse the elderly and disabled. Considering full term abortions, Benghazi, funding from Islamic nations, her husbands MANY sexual infidelities, and all the things she has contradicted herself on all these years. I asked Phil Joy why he had never reported this, and he said that he feared losing his job like I had. Your Forward is so thoughtful and well done. Has PY written any books that are for those ( and I dont want to seem condescending) shall we say who are less gifted than he is. Thank you so much for your efforts. The first book I read was Soul Survivor, (which I have probably read 10 times now). He responded by screaming at me, Leave my things alone! Both are evidence of a spirit of fear! Threshold Ministries did not fulfill this requirement; instead, they blacklisted me across Canada and discontinued their payments early, just as I was having my teeth fixed. And yes, a democrat. I havent gone back to the book yet, but am hoping that I dont pass out again while reading it. You bear Gods stamp. If they lied about this, then maybe they're lying to me about the Bible and Jesus and God and everything else as well. Once I found out that the batteries were defective, I replaced them and the hearing aids resumed functioning normally. He was of medium height, without a single ounce of fat on him, and had sandy, curly hair . If this is supposed to be the most important relationship of my life, then its not netting out so well in progress Id always heard that as we age we tend to draw closer to God but Im finding it increasingly more difficult to embrace and sustain a passion for something that remains so abstract and unclear. Capt. One thing that kept me going was my hope that Paul would not be around much longer. I was recently bombarded with advertisements, all over social networks, for a book of yours The Question That Never Goes Away. Like you, I feel Im sometimes on a high-wire act, tiptoeing through the culture and subculture both. People who say they care about me dont understand the condition and what really bothers me is that they dont even try to. Id like to hear what you think, and no I do not expect you to have all the answers Im looking for, but probably reading what you have to say would help me see it in a different light. Hi Philip, "Though he comes from a conservative upbringing, he is not stuck there but has moved past any labels we might try to put on him," wrote Zander Dunn in the Presbyterian Record. I insisted and started a generic treatment that I would not have to pay, but I was disappointed as the doctor himself had already alerted me. Can you suggest anything to help me feel Im worthy of the sacrifice madeI am simultaneously eager and scared to meet Jesus again. Ive had some discussion about youth and childrens books. John Lewis of Georgia is a significant voice who has affected me. I have written books with titles like Where Is God When It Hurts, Disappointment with God, Reaching for the Invisible God and The Question That Never Goes Away. I dont get to paint them with a wide brush of ugly words. On May 12th, 2016, he called the CSC Regional Chaplain to complain that some inmates were not Jews, even though Rabbi Ari had said that they were. This past week I told a friend about the terrible living conditions and wishing we could do more. you write next! Thank you so much for your writing in your books, your blog, your articles. I often get sentimental thinking how youve affected my journey, which we have shared for about 20 years now. I feel free but I feel betrayed. Once again, thank you so much for your writing, and know that it has been instrumental in me coming home and knowing that I am not alone. And then go back to what I did so well, Despite the turmoil created by my reporting of Gord Dominey, life at the Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre went on. How Chinese traditional ways contrast distinctly with the Western is how it recognises empathy driven parenting absent discipline and obedience to Sacred Authority, whatever the intention, ends up creating miserable narcissists that refuse to recognise inherited duties. Philip, Tisztelt Philip! The first issue is with Jesus attributing at least one case of seizures to the influence of a demon. As was my practice, I asked the V and C guard if I could go in and visit her. Epicurus famous paradox reads, Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? I have not yet received a reply. A great experience! He blamed them for destroying chaplaincy. And thats ok. Next up, The Jesus I Never Knew. Presbyterian Record, September 1, 1989, review of Disappointment with God, p. 28; December 1, 1989, review of I Was Just Wondering, p. 31; July 1, 2000, review of The Bible Jesus Read, p. 45; January 1, 2001, Zander Dunn, review of Reaching for the Invisible God, p. 2; February 1, 2002, review of Soul Survivor, p. 45. Philip, Very Informative article. Thanks. I called my friend Capt. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. With kind regards Alison Veness, I do indeed get to U.K. now and then, so watch my Facebook site. Your book and writing made me see that beyond this pain, we could still see joy surounding. Not long after the Korean War, a Korean woman had an affair with an American soldier and became pregnant. Education: Cooper Union Sc, Yez Santos Delgadillo, Agustn (19041980). Lately I have been seeking a concrete example of God being present today. While our life-paths did not run parallel, they sometimes veered close enough we might have offered each other a knowing lookthough my look would have included a touch of pity for you; as a Pentecostal, I had been taught your spiritual experience was deficient. Thank you, Matt. I just want to clarify if it was really you that wrote it. I (like you) grew up in a large well-known, evangelical church and have worked all my adult life overcoming some of the many obstacles of faith related misconceptions. Then again, its very good for the universe that Im not God. Contributor of about 800 articles to magazines, including Reader's Digest and Saturday Evening Post. This great Q&A reminded me of a student film I made while at Chapman Universitys film school. Upon completion of your books, I have always thought that I must write and tell you what a great encouragement they have been to me personally. In early 2000 I drove back to Alberta. It was appalling that something like this should happen to a small, elderly clergyman like myself. Didnt really see how anyone could have the time for it. Im proud and thankful to say I knew you when as I have watched, read and listened through all these years . Its not just about black verses white, but also greed, inequality, poverty, violence, rape, and local people blaming foreign African shop owners for taking jobs away from locals. I apologize for being so insensitive. Thank you so much for writing such a book that causes people like me to think for themselves and extend Grace to people instead of always judging them. Again and again, I would offer them your name, hoping they would find a similar freedom in realizing their doubts and questions did not disqualify them from faith. Imam Ramazan Tekin did not have an office at the time, so I personally made shelf room and space for him in my office. In regard to abortion and homosexuality, these are symptoms of a huge cultural and moral decay in our country, but judgmental Christians are crucifying the sinner, not the sin! Thank you for your articulate book, which has come the closest to making me re-think my doubts in the whole matter. Senior staff in Threshold Ministries warned me to watch my back, saying that the director was out to get me. Thank you for your words. Attached to this letter you will find a copy of the complaint that I recently submitted to the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The goal of parenthood is not to produce clones who replicate their parents, rather to produce mature adults who make their own choices. Finally you end the book with a statement that I had to reflect on, I have no problem believing God is good. I am Jess, and you have always been my favourite writer. I look forward to reading more of what you have to say and teach. He eventually rejected the fundamentalist tradition, in part because of exposure to Orwellian literature, which he says "shattered my airtight framework of what the world was like. Im reading The Jesus I Never Knew and trying to find some comfort in the fact that Jesus seemed to lean towards the oppressed, but Im finding that a bit hard because it doesnt seem to be like any of the oppressed in the bible had suffered hundreds of years of abuse as a people *solely* because of the colour of their skin. Is that all i can do? but i couldnt get any satisfactory answer or answer which solve my curiosity. Yes, writers need prayer, as we work in isolation and its a paranoia-producing occupation. And thank you for your message. I have been a fan of your writing for almost 20 years and appreciate your voice being in modern-day discussions about grace, love, etc.