The idea that people will know that we are Jesus’s disciples by the love we have for one another (John 13:5) is a challenging thought. Particularly in a context (such as this), where we disagree profoundly with what that person is saying. There is a natural tendency to confront them head on. What strikes me about both Lewis and MacDonald is the breadth of their reading. It seems to me they were able to distil the positive in disparate positions and make it their own without getting sidetracked into dispute. A book I’m reading talks about how we like to stay within our intellectual boxes (a limitation) but that our times of growth are when we are taken outside that box and have our safe view of the world challenged, letting fresh light into the dusty room.
Mike has been creating web pages and managing online communities since 1995. His web site www.george-macdonald.com is online home to the George MacDonald Society and he is also responsible for www.digital-disciple.com which provides material for the nurture and discipling of new Christians. He is active on Facebook and can also be found on Twitter as @mjpartridge. Apple and PC, literate he has a heart for discipleship and unlocking the truth of the Bible.