T.D.Jakes drummed up a little extra controversy at the January 25th setting.
First, there was what was said (his history of modalism and current - possibly Trinitarian - beliefs)
Jakes: I believe the latter one is where I stand today. One God – Three Persons. I am not crazy about the word persons though. You describe “manifestations” as modalist, but I describe it as Pauline. For God was manifest in the flesh. Paul is not a modalist, but he doesn’t think it’s robbery to say manifest in the flesh....We need to humble both sides and say, “We are trying to describe a God we love.” Why should I fall out and hate and throw names at you when it’s through a glass darkly? None of our books on the Godhead will be on sale in heaven.
And there was what was NOT said (prosperity gospel)
The Elephant Room isn't perfect, and there are a few folks who will point out everything that Driscoll does wrong.
I believe that many of the Oneness folks also preach "health and wealth" - they go hand in hand. I haven't watched the whole Elephant Room video, but people seem to be unhappy that "health and wealth" wasn't addressed more.
I've been in a very weird spot (all around). I (think I am) back on track, at least this morning I think so.
On my "to do" list for today was a 50 mile bike ride...oh well, that ain't gonna happen today. I took my car (bike on the rack) to the park where the "flat ride" starts. Five feet away from the car, the chain broke. So I came back home.
This evening I'm going to a retirement dinner for the lead teacher I worked with last year. I miss her. My year with her taught me a lot - most specifically that (whatever you might hear from other people) you should let each person prove themselves. Before I got moved into Mary's classroom, I had heard a few things about her that were not very nice. They were wrong.
I have also learned over the years that sometimes the moves that I think are going to be disasters - or moves that I've been forced into making - are the best ones for me.
I cringed when I saw my room assignment for this year. Mostly I just wanted to stay put for a year. But...it's going to be a good year. Really. Again, what made me cringe is most likely the best thing for me. The things that I think are going to be "bad" are just...different. The hardest things (like moving from a more non-structured room to a room that has more structure) is actually good for me, yet an adjustment.
We're attending a CRC again. I don't know how long it will last, but I told the kids I'd give it a try.
And I've lost 6 1/2 pounds in the month of August (first Friday to first Friday). More of a lower-carb diet. Not very low carb, but definately more sensible. I also let my exercise level for the day add to the grams of carbs I eat.
Politically...It's all about Palin. And relating Palin to the common woman.
Spiritually...it seems like a wash. Listened to Driscoll on spiritual warfare. Talked with a friend about "The Shack" and some things she's going through.