Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

I have just begun reading this new book by John. The book focuses on Psalm 22, read in light of John's own struggle with bi-polar disorder and the Christian belief that God the Son suffered in his humanity.

John says, 'My concern with writing this book and in reading this psalm is to reflect on the felt experience of God-forsakenness, my own and that of Christ, in the light of this psalm; to explore the theological and spiritual significance of this felt experience for myself, for Christ, for Christians generally.'

John was my lecturer at college and is now pastor at Budleigh Salterton. He is on my mentor group as I begin this church plant and so it is good to still have him around for support and advice.

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