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The Abundance of Wholeness, Completeness, and Fullness

A Feature Review of

Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World
Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart


Paperback: IVP Books
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Reviewed by Tamara Hill Murphy

 

Approximately a dozen years ago, my husband and I attended a conference which featured, among several stellar speakers, Eugene Peterson. We were young, newly entrenched in church ministry, and looking for some answers to our big questions. While Peterson gave his talk with his signature warmth and wisdom, it was the post-talk Q & A session that has stuck with us all these years. I don’t quite remember what the questioner asked, but it’s safe to assume it was similar to the kind of internal big questions my husband and I carried into the conference. The question hung in the air, the room of several hundred people silent, pens poised over notebooks to capture the insight of a seasoned minister. The silence lasted a moment or two as Peterson shifted in his chair, looking off toward the ceiling, and finally intoned: “I’m wary of big ideas.”

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