Hello again, Public Theologians,
This week’s topic comes to us via Seth Haines ( sethhaines.com/about/ ), a self-described “working stiff” who writes about faith, culture, and other pieces of contemporary life. He recently penned an article on his blog, entitled “On the Violences of Christian Taking” ( sethhaines.com/uncategorized/on-the-violences-of-christian-taking/ ), in which he entertains a vision of mutual community and belonging in an era that equates faithfulness with a “take the world” “high achieving” drive to “do more”. Read through the article beforehand, if you can. Here are a few questions to mull over:
- Would you describe your style more as “take-the-world” or “take-what-comes”? Are those binary distinctions, or do they exist on a spectrum?
- Have you ever taken part of a retreat like Seth describes in Part IV?
- What does “a community of restful belonging” look like in your life?
- Respond to Part V – Is this the way of belonging?
Come join us at the Tap House on Monday night (5:30-7:00) as we receive some daily bread from one another.