There is an evangelical basis for Christian education, as a lively pursuit of God himself: faith (and hope and love) seeking understanding, with an emphasis on the means of grace as God’s instruments of formation. In other words, we are called to continual conversion.
Second Mountain shows that Brooks’s odyssey in faith will be complicated. But why shouldn’t a sincere conversion in twenty-first-century America be complicated or unconventional?
We would do well to listen to converts, hear their stories, and come to a deeper appreciation of the church we have to steward and the gospel we have to share.
The central theme for Epiphanytide is the manifestation of Christ to the world, which leads to the obvious exhortation that every Christian is called to repent and believe in the gospel.
There can be no great evangelism, no good works, no moral or faithful life at all apart from a deep and abiding personal encounter with the living Christ.
Bishop Graham Kings reports on the recent conference of the International Association for Mission Studies, in Seoul.
My wife, Monica, fires up the holy trinity of Cajun cooking (bell pepper, celery, and onions) in a skillet and I know that bliss is only a few hours away.
When people ask why I became Episcopalian, sometimes I respond by saying I was converted by the ablutions.