Last week I challenged people to join a discussion on “spiritual warfare” — a term that different groups of Christians seem to use with wildly different meanings. I was prompted to so so by a comment made on a blog that implied that South African churches were more concerned about spiritual warfare than Canadians ones.
I suggested a sutable forum for such a discussion might be the Thandanani mailing list, which is for Christians of different backgrounds and traditions to learn more about their similarities and differences in an atmosphere of love and respect (Thandanani is Zulu for “Love one another”).
But there were no takers.
No one seems interested in exploring the differences between Canadian and South African Christians (and others) in their understanding of and attitudes towards spiritual warfare. No one seems interested in learning whether others use the term in the same way as themselves, or with a completely different meaning.
Oh well, perhaps this blog is like the children playing in the marketplace, calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept (Luke 7:32).