Short post today since I’m behind the pile, but I wanted to at least point out one thing.
I’ve seen many proposals and new books on this recently, so I don’t think it’s a stretch to say there’s a trend emerging. It has much to do with Mark Bertrand’s post of July 29th “Safe or Good?” on the Narnian view of our terrifyingly holy God. I think I mentioned it before, but I want to draw your attention to one of these new books I’ve recently received.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face… You must do the thing you think you cannot do. –Eleanor Roosevelt
Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either daring adveture, or nothing. –Hellen Keller
Luci Shaw’s new book The Crime of Living Cautiously” is an exciting read so far, a meditation on the art of living dangerously, rather than assuming God wants us to “be careful little eyes what we see.” So far I’m unable to process it all, but I plan to give a full report very soon. Check back in a couple days and I’ll try to have some other good food for thought from the book.