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Give and Take
This is a fantastic letter from RTB friend Raymond responding to our March 1 question on attendees’ favorite takeaways from AMP Conference 2016.
The 2016 AMP Conference was powerfully helpful to me throughout, but one talk was truly a work of art: Fazale Rana’s presentation about challenges in opening doors. The opening question, “Who do you want to meet in heaven?” and his personal answer riveted audience attention. Then, he gracefully weaved the touching story of Blind Willie Johnson in and out and among scientific details of molecular anthropology and psychology related to human origin. He described periods when scientific barriers suggested it would be improbable to ever reconcile the biblical account. Blind Willie’s barriers seemed formidable as well. But, breakthroughs happen and doors open. The culmination was the revelation that a piece of Blind Willie’s music is in a deep space probe giving a soulful Christian presence in an otherwise secular mission. Listening to that music reduced me to tears. Dr. Rana’s talk is a model of Christian rhetoric.
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