Maggi Dawn’s short readings from Advent to Epiphany is reminiscent of Henri Nouwen’s “Show Me the Way” short reflections for journeying through lent. I am looking forward to having a guide through the advent season.
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I am hoping if you are leading any form of missional community you would order this book now. It is a must read for understanding the story of God and where we locate ourselves within the story. We are privileged to have a gifted theologian and teacher in our midst. Understanding the overarching story of God, Humanity and the Kingdom will impact the way in which we view and live out our faith.
Leaving Church – A Memoir by Barbara Brown Taylor is bringing refreshment to a life that is overly and completely busy. I first read Barbara Brown Taylor ten years ago while looking for women who preach. Her books quickly became one of my foremost mentors for preaching. Reading her memoir and getting the back story on what life as a parish pastor was like for her is a breath of fresh air to my being. I found myself relating to her story over and over again. Whether I ever meet her or not she has had significant impact on my life.
Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace…I have only read a few pages yet I know from Volf’s “Exclusion and Embrace” this will be a challenging book from my western, evangelical Christian vantage point. Stopping to unlearn many of the practices and beliefs that have formed me for one world has been no small challenge, the more I realize I don’t know about God, the way of Jesus in 21st century America, the Global World and the cosmos, the more I need teachers like Volf to show me another way.
We have been teaching through the Gospel of Luke throughout the year. No matter how many times I read and study through the Gospels I am amazed at how differently I see Jesus. This time I have seen him as a radical, subversive revolutionary. His message was so outrageous to the religious folk and such GOOD NEWS to many on the outside that could not even get close enough to look in…so much for us to meditate on and embrace and then live out in our own lives…Newbigin’s words ring true here….goodwill leads to good deeds that lead to good news…
Rich and I just got back from a five day cruise. It was for business. We had an incredible time getting to know some wonderful people that are giving their lives to serve the Kingdom. As we look forward to Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany — I really cannot believe how incredibly full and good my life is.