The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. That’s how Eugene Peterson’s The Message paraphrases John 1:14.
The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood, and yet many faith communities are profoundly disconnected from their neighbors. A multitude of social and historical factors created this reality: American individualism, white flight, and the automobile, just to name a few.
This is the dynamic that ‘missional theology’ invites us to become uncomfortably aware of, so that we can join the beautiful, ongoing work of the Holy Spirit in our neighborhoods. If you find yourself worried about the distance between what we say in church and how we know the people right outside the doors, this course is for you. It starts on November 14 — register early!