Friday, May 16, 2008

Everything is Spiritual...

We recently finished the sermon series Seamless, where we explored the dimensions of living a life that is not categorized by components that are "spiritual" and "secular," but rather seamless. Author Walter Wink, noted to live such a life is perhaps the greatest challenge of our age, primarily for those in the Western Church.

The last several weeks as I've been reading through and reflecting on Bradley Holt's book Thirsty for God: A Brief History of Christian Spirituality. As history has unfolded, it's fascinating to see how in the past several hundred years within church history, one can see these distinction becoming more and more stark, to the very imposition of the Gospel itself. This has been true particularly in the Western world. The premise of living a seamless life calls us back to a life of discovery and recognition of the sacred in the ordinary. This is the very essence of the Gospel and what our world is desperate to experience.

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