The Place of Lived-Experience

One of the questions that came up from my “Starting Point” series was about the place of lived experience.  That particular series focused particularly on theological starting point based on different emphasis in scriptural interpretation.  However, throughout church history, leaders have acknowledged that we should make use of several different sources as we try to…

No Position?

Last night we had a small group of people gather to hear the story and journey of New Direction.  I was asked a fantastic question, one that I have pondered a fair bit.  The questioner inquired about the trajectory and future of New Direction.  He talked about the race issue and the implications of generous…

Experiencing True Community

Imagine a place of unconditional acceptance….. A place where everyone around you is willing to be a friend even if you don’t know them. Imagine a place where you know that you have something deeply personal in common with everyone around you, even if you have no clue who they are. Imagine a place where…