Generous Space: Secure Foundation

Communities marked by generous space keep enlarging their capacity for diversity. How can such a generous community remain pure in its commitment to God? In finding its center in Christ, generous space communities rest in finding our life, our identity, and our reconciliation with God through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. “God made…

Generous Space: Encouraging Discipleship

At its core, generous space acknowledges that on the question of covenanted same-sex relationships faithful Christians disagree about what is the most faithful path for a disciple of Jesus. We promote the idea that the church ought to make room for people to be honest about their convictions and/or their uncertainty on this matter without…

Teachers Journeying with Transgender Students

Two articles by New Direction staff members were published in the February edition of the Christian Educators Journal.  We wanted to reprint the articles here for those who haven’t had an opportunity to review the journal. The first article can be found here.  The second, by Wendy Gritter, raises some of the unique realities our…

Responding to Resistance to Generous Space

At its core, generous space acknowledges that on the question of covenanted same-sex relationships faithful Christians disagree about what is appropriate for a disciple of Jesus. We promote the idea that the church ought to make room for people to be honest about their convictions and/or their uncertainty on this matter without pressure to conform…

Sex & the Generous Space Community

“How do you disciple people in the area of sexual behaviour in generous space communities?” The joy and challenge of cultivating generous space communities is a lack of rigid boundaries and cold-hearted lines in the sand that determine who is in and who is out. But inevitably, I am asked the question, “How far does…

My Exodus: A Review

I have known Alan Chambers a long time.  I met him at the very beginning of my tenure with New Direction when he was newly the president of Exodus.  I’ve read the two previous books that Alan authored and so when my complimentary copy of My Exodus: from fear to grace arrived in the mail…