Exchanges like the one yesterday always put me in a pondering mood. Also yesterday I noted on my stats page that someone had visited this old post and I got to re-reading the comment thread. The discussion there kept my thinking going along these lines:
- How do we go about communicating the essential truths and varied riches of the Christian tradition both to those new to the church and to those who have been in it for decades?
- How do we do it in such a way that communicates the doctrinal and propositional truths but foregrounds the contemplative and the mystical?
- How do we invite others into the life hid in God–especially when we are still fumbling on the way there ourselves?
I’ve got some initial ideas but nothing terribly firm yet… What are your thoughts?