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Tuesday, June 29, 2004
 
God and the Joys of Sex ::

Maggi Dawn's recent post drew my attention to the interview with Philip Yancey. What a thought provoking interview - I must go and read some Yancey. I never have, yet, somehow, I guess for the same reason I've never read Lord of the Rings - because it's a cult book.

Two things struck me in the Yancey interview. One was delight that about sex he was sending a positive message when so much Christian preaching is negative - quite the opposite of God's approach!

But actually - despite the title I've given this (which borrows from an old article) - what really grabbed me was the way he put even sex into context. There's one great quote:
I think that's what being spiritual is. It's paying attention - both to epiphanies that other people may overlook, and also to injustices that people may intentionally overlook.
I just love that idea, it seems to me to describe a lot of what I want in a spirituality for today.

So I guess I'm going to buy the book. And break my rule, and read a cult author. I hope his ideas and the expression and packaging of them are as good as the interview suggests.

(He also mentions New Zealand in the interview, so he can't be all bad!)






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