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Subject Topic: Anybody read Chip Brogden’s writings?
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Tree
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Posted: May-23-08 at 3:53pm | IP Logged  

Felt that I should share him with the shack. I haven't read too much of his writings, but the little that I have read, I really like and can relate to. I feel that God has confirmed much through his writings that I have come to see over the years. It is very refreshing. If you are not familiar with his insights yet, you owe it to yourself to give some of his free articles our on his site a glance or two. Hope that someone here is blessed mightily! Here's one of many free articles at his site  http://www.theschoolofchrist.org/articles/know.html

Edited by Tree on May-23-08 at 3:54pm
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gregoryfl
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Posted: May-23-08 at 3:58pm | IP Logged  

Yes, I have followed his writings for several years, and enjoy much of what he writes.

      

What do you see when you look at me? Not the visible me that your eyes can see. For in Christ I am dead, yet alive and free. Free to be it all, as he lives in me.
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Tree
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Posted: May-23-08 at 4:35pm | IP Logged  

Ahh.... so you have been blessed as I Gregory His writings remind me of an author that I was very much into 11 years ago as a new believer in universal reconciliation - J. Preston Eby.  I'm sure you've read his stuff... My first UR book was "An Analytical Study Of Words" by Louis Abbott - it was a great intro to UR and it backed up much of what I already believed through studying the original languages on my own. I gave the book to a few friends back then and they also came to beleive in UR. We were all so lit up! We gave one to the "pastor" of the "covenant" church and it took him almost a year to get back to us, even though he was approached about his opinion of it many times. His first comment(after almost a year) was "Where did you get that?" 

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gregoryfl
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Yes, I am also familiar with J. Preston Eby and the book you referred to.

      

What do you see when you look at me? Not the visible me that your eyes can see. For in Christ I am dead, yet alive and free. Free to be it all, as he lives in me.
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Tree
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Posted: May-23-08 at 4:58pm | IP Logged  

I thought that you would be.... I don't agree with everything by either author, but I feel that much in their writings is close to the truth in God. Chip is the newest author that I have found. I'm glad that God had it to be so.
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nyagali
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I've read Chip's book, The Irresistible Kingdom, and passed it on to a man I work with because we were talking about "church" one day and I felt he may be encouraged by some of Chip's thoughts on the body and what the church really is.  We are encouraged each morning by many of his devotionals.
We also love James Stone, www.wayofchrist.org He has shared the gospel in a way that has changed our lives more than anything. But he always says, "no man can teach you", so I know if anything opens up from what he shares, it is the Lord doing that.

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nyagali
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Personally, I'm reading less and less of what people have to say. I have found I was always searching for what other people thought and it is still a problem with me. We can make huge theologies on what books have to say and then have to go through years in the dark because we have gone down a wrong path having taken in this or that idea. I know the Lord wants me to search HIM more, not what man has to say about what he thinks.  This is just me and where I'm at. I know He has people write books for a reason though.

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Tim P
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Posted: May-24-08 at 10:56am | IP Logged  

nyagali wrote:
Personally, I'm reading less and less of what people have to say.


Same here, nyagali.  But I guess that some people can express Christ in ways that help some more than others.  Frankly, I find what I read here from many on the Shack is as enlightening as anything I have read in a book.  But, it has been a long time since I have cracker a "Christian" book.

Recently, I read a book by Daniel Defoe (who wrote Robinson Crusoe) called A Journal of the Plague Year (1665). Now, that was some pretty interesting reading, even if written in the early 18th century.  Reading about the death of some 100,000 people in London within a year is enough to shake some theological "foundations".
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nyagali
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I like testimonies more. I did enjoy "The Heavenly Man"!! Wow, what an amazing story of a man who lives in our time in China and all he has been through. It is truly amazing how our Chinese brothers and sisters live.  I even read somewhere that there is a pastor in jail there who is making soccer balls for the Olympics. Recently I met a lady from China here who went to the State Church. She doesn't really know the Lord I found but she did give some insite into house church there and the State church. He was pretty tough about the Church back in the west (Canada included!!) so it isn't found everywhere.
And yes!! I am so blessed reading what people here have shared on here too. It is like a breath of fresh air to encounter so many who just love Jesus!

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realrestisbest
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Muuuuuhaahahaha Muhahahahha just catching up on all that I've missed!!!! Realrest all down the board.
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Connie
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realrestisbest wrote:
Muuuuuhaahahaha Muhahahahha just catching up on all that I've missed!!!! Realrest all down the board.

go, Real....go, REAL...go, Real....go Real



      

Connie
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realrestisbest wrote:
Muuuuuhaahahaha Muhahahahha just catching up on all that I've missed!!!! Realrest all down the board.


Not any more!!  Muuuuuhaahahaha Muhahahahha!! 


      

DIGGIN'THE LIFE!
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