Friday, December 19, 2014

[generous spaciousness at TWU]

Wendy Gritter, executive director of New Direction, and her colleagues recently made a cross-Canada `Generous Spaciousness Road Trip". Here`s an excerpt of what Wendy said at Trinity Western University, speaking at their Gender Café:

Might we be animated by a vision of unity and diversity that would restore our public witness?

Might we be able to call out the fear and the anxiety for what it is, and have the courage and the trust and the faith to recognize that the body of Christ is diverse and a whole lot bigger than we might even like it to be, filled with people who think differently than we do and yet who name the name of Jesus, who honour the Scriptures, and are also seeking to share the good news of Jesus with the world?

Might we recognize the gift and the opportunity of this conversation at this time in the history of the church, rather than a problem to fix or a conflict to avoid, an opportunity for growth and maturation?

Wendy Gritter speaking at TWU, November 13, 2014

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