Thursday, January 27, 2011

Another Dream

I had planned to write something on the "State of the Union" address, but it is the first week of classes.

I have had some interesting dreams.  Two nights ago it was two slap-stick comedies.  I awoke from both chuckling.  That was unusual.

Last night I had a much more philosophic/theological dream.  In the dream Cheryl and I were sitting at the table with a bunch of scholars.  Some of us were discussing ecclesiology.  I made a few comments about the ecclesiology of the early leaders of the Church of God and my long-standing theory they were influenced by the publication of Donaldson's Ante-Nicene Fathers.

My good friend Dale Coulter was at the other end of the table. (Dale Teaches at Regent University and use to be a member of New Covenant.  I love and respect him and his wife greatly.  He has published an article on early Church of God ecclesiology.)  Suddenly I heard Dale speak up in his not uncommon, prophetic stacatto, the one where his volume and tone rise slightly, "If Heaven was to come down right now and I could go, I wouldn't if God wasn't there.  Enduring all that glory for eternity without His presence would be torture."

Now that's a dream to meditate on.  Dale, what are your thoughts?

3 comments:

Lisa said...

I can hear him saying that in my head, just as you described. :) An interesting statement.. hm..

Anonymous said...

I've had 2 dreams about snakes. One bit me on the foot. I killed neither. You know what they say about snake dreams. Your dreams were definitely better than mine. Keep having funny dreams.
Love you!
Shirley

babydoc1030 said...

I just finished reading the book "Crazy Love" by Frances Chan and that almost exact statement is in his book. Chills.