I recall the venom my former pastor spit at us(not literally, ick, that would have been a sight) when my husband and I gave him a letter that connected dots. It went from pastor’s sermons to those they quoted to others those quoted to heretical beliefs. Rick Warren didn’t even bother to quote a person who quoted a person today on twitter, he lead his followers straight to Henri Nouwen. Hiddenness is the place of purification. In hiddenness we find our true selves” -Nouwen Funny that, our former church not only quoted Rick Warren and Dallas Willard, but they have implimented the programs. Now, with Warren and Willard both being into people who into mysticism…I know my dots were rightly connected. Sadly, my former pastor tried to hide those connections, tried to make my husband and me look like liars, even called us liars “from the pit of hell.” Very sad.
Adam and Eve hid when they sinned. Of course, I could be taking Nouwen out of context, you see, I have no idea what book that quote comes from. So, he might be talking about something good, but it’s such a short quip. Sounds bad though to me. The point is Nouwen’s work and quotes show his mysticm, show his affinity for Buddist ideas. No place for a Christian.