Book Review: Mystically Wired by Ken Wilson
(SEE FOOTNOTE BELOW REVIEW) http://www.andrewnewberg.com/) et al that suggests that the brain is uniquely active during prayer and meditation. Based on these findings, Wilson attempts to show why contemplative prayer practices are affective and how anyone can begin such practices.
Minister Claims He Received ‘Strong Nudge
from Jesus’ to Announce Support for Homosexuality:
Ken's Theological Influences:
SEE: http://annarborvineyard.org/about/staff/99; republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes; bold type is ours for emphasis:
"I grew up in the Episcopal church of the 1950's in Detroit, when Detroit was the bustling, growing, Motor City place to be. I absorbed the Apostles' & Nicene Creeds-Ten Commandments-Lord's Prayer catechism of that church. During the sermons I read through the Thirty Nine Articles with a sense of complete confusion as to their meaning or relevance to my life. The articles were for the most part answering questions I wasn't asking.
The 21 st century has brought an unprecedented awareness and encounter of people from differing faith traditions. This has produced a volatile threat to world peace. It is also one of the biggest challenges Christians face today. Perhaps it is also a divine gift and opportunity. Can we acquire caring and respectful attitudes toward other religions that could be a ferment for peace throughout the world? Rev. Postema has been pondering these and other questions during his many years of interfaith dialogue and campus ministry. He will share insights gleaned from his personal biblical, theological and spiritual journey. We will be invited to explore how we can become caring agents of hospitality, reconciliation and peace in our personal lives and in the world.
Ken Wilson, [is] pastor of Vineyard Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, [and] has just published a book entitled, A Letter to My Congregation, in which he explains his change of mind and heart on the issue of homosexuality. He may be the first active pastor of a large evangelical congregation to make such a switch. (source, bold his)
One of the most exquisite, painful, candid, brilliant pieces of Christian midrash I’ve ever seen.7