Ryan N called me Monday evening. “Have you read Rob Bell’s new book?” I had just finished it a few days earlier. But, I have been reading the wildly divergent opinions about the book since “before” the book was released by HarperOne.

I find that many people prefer to lock into one voice. That is, if their selected authority “speaks” about a subject it is as if the position is closed for all time. I have been helped by the varied responses. Even the ones I find uncharitable. It is often far too easy to believe we, the reader, always understand every possible nuance.

We need multiple reflections on a subject. Inevitably we will be helped to think through matters we would have overlooked, challenged by those we thought had long since been in the background, and prodded to dig a bit deeper.

The need for these reflections reminded me of this shot I took some months back.


Multiple Reflections - Copyright 2011 Todd Littleton

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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