In considering a new reformation across denominational lines, Nathan Foster continues to imagine an integration of the six streams of the Christian tradition into modern Church life. Here he looks at the Charismatic, Incarnational, and Social Justice streams in this second of a three-part series.
As the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation nears, Nathan Foster begins to imagine a new reformation within the Body of Christ that is grounded in the ecumenical embrace of the six historical movements in Church history. This month’s Heart to Heart is the first of a three-part series.
Humans are adaptive machines. God designed us with this incredible capacity to change and adapt – not just to changes in weather, but also to nutrition, stress, and trauma. The human body and mind are constantly adapting to our physical and social environment.
This month I want to continue working with those two beautifully challenging words: availability and vulnerability. I’d like to explore how we can practice these as a spiritual discipline, some potential challenges, and what these practices might look like in a ministry context.
In the north of England is a dispersed Christian community whose community rule is availability and vulnerability. This month I want to work with how this is modeled in the life of Jesus and how we can practice availability and vulnerability as a spiritual discipline.