Elton Trueblood – The recovery of discipline

I am blogging my way through Elton Trueblood’s book, “An alternative to futility”. So far we have looked at his argument that we need a movement that embodies the faith in redemptive societies, that these societies need to be adventurous experiments...

The habit of adventure and imaginative experiments

The second Chapter of Elton Trueblood’s book is entitled, “The habit of adventure”. It starts with this quote, “Without adventure civilization is in full decay – Alfred Whitehead” In this chapter, Trueblood builds on his thought that a movement needs a...

Is “changing the world” part of the power game?

A few weeks ago I listened to a fascinating interview TWOTP had with Jean Vanier. In the introduction they ask him about the small communities he started all over the world and if he thought they brought about change in the larger story. His answer has been with me...
Wild spaces and Christian imagination

Wild spaces and Christian imagination

Jesus followers have always been called to be in this world,
but not of this world.  We have 
been challenged to ‘not conform to the patterns of this world’.  At one point we are reminded that we
are part of the commonwealth of the heavens.  One of my favorite...