Mark Jordan’s gentle, urgent invitation
It’s not that we lack information about religion. It’s that we don’t deeply inhabit the religious stories we do know.
At the heart of each lesson is storytelling and wondering.
“Religious vocation sits very uneasily with individual self-advancement.”
True character is only formed over long periods of time.
The authors of Spiritual Companioning suggest a way forward for those disenchanted with polite, shallow church relationships.
"Anyone for Assault on the Ringwraith's Lair?" types Kam. The fellowship he forms may include old or young, male or female, Jew or Greek.
We need the spiritual agility to recognize counter-hegemonic "citizenship in heaven" whenever and however it becomes flesh.
Churches need to take time to discern their particular Christian formation mission. Only then can they choose curricular resources to support this.
The anxiety over Zero Dark Thirty reveals what happens when we cede the task of constructing our social narrative to the entertainment industry.
The resources for faith formation have grown in recent decades, yet the task remains elusive. After all, everything the church does is formative—and one can never predict how formation will happen.
The opportunity arose for our church to host a group of homeless people. We anticipated that people might threaten to leave if we went through with it. We weren't prepared, however, for the newly baptized Kathryn.