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7 Responses to “Four-Pound Knapsack”

  1. denny byrne says:

    i am sorry but i don’t follow the “will” part of the analogy
    “hope for will result”?

  2. Jason Bohn says:

    Thanks for sharing. “[C]rafting vivid experiences that reframe how we imagine the gospel” is probably the most effective ways to reach the millennials along with building relationships, such as becoming someone’s mentor. As I think back to the most influential people in my life, the ones that stand out are not the ones that used logic to convince me of something, but those that walked beside me during powerful experiences and helped me frame them. If you haven’t read “Big Questions, Worthy Dreams” by Sharon Daloz Parks, it speaks to blending mentoring with life experiences to influence faith development. Finally, vivid experiences tap into deep emotions without trying to manipulate them which, at times, seems like what current praise music and evangelic sermons attempt.

  3. Mike Metzger says:

    As my dentist, you felt I ought to have a crown (based on “they way it is”), felt you can fix it, and hope that your fix will ultimately work.

    Ought – is – can – will

  4. Mike Metzger says:

    Thanks Jason. I’m getting your recommended book today.

  5. Trent McEntyre says:

    In your opinion does the pre-suppositional apologetics approach (Van Til and John Frame, and to an extent Francis Schaeffer and Tim Keller) accomplish what you propose here? The pre-suppositionalist start with a similar critique of modern and classic apologetics.

  6. Bob Snelling says:

    This Doggie Head post is REALLY GOOD. I resonate with it but feel so ill-equipped to find personal application so far. But, you said it would be a three year journey and I’m only into it for ten months. I must remember that.

  7. Scotty Greene says:

    This is very helpful. I am one of those who has always been uncomfortable with the more deductive/argumentative apologetics, especially with non-Christians; too much like proselytizing. “Apologetics” generally, for me at least, cuts against my preferred sharing of faith experience in Christ without the strings or hooks of “convincing”. An “experiential apologetics” moves closer to the mystical grounding of our faith…or the grounding of our faith in mystery. C.S Lewis would probably have understood this sentiment. I have nothing to “apologize” for. I live and I share how I live…in faith, then invite my brothers and sisters to do the same.

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