Bullet-proof Angel

John and Olive Drane discuss in White House garden preparations for the autumn visit of theologians from Fuller Seminary, USA . I will lead one day of their week on the island.

Knowing of John's role as a tutor in an evangelical Christian college and of his books that seek to connect with pagan forms of spirituality, I asked him about these connections. He told me this gob-smacking story: A traditional, left-brained evangelical minister suddenly had a charismatic experience. He informed John that a ten foot angel in a yellow bullet-proof vest was standing behind him. Ten years later John had a group in a street. On one side was a locked Gospel church with posters about hell-fire; on the other side was a bright, welcoming new age shop. They entered the shop as part of their research. The lady in the shop said she was a pagan. She told John that a ten foot angel in a yellow bullet-proof vest was standing behind him. The vision of the Christian and the vision of the pagan were identical. What do we make of that?

Posted at 07:03am on 5th July 2010
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