For August 2014 reading...
We Live Inside a Story by Megan McKenna
In the realm of the Spirit, and when dealing with our own souls and the souls of others, we are often at a loss for words. We have a sense, maybe even an image of what we want to share, ask, or communicate, but words are harder to find and express. Stories are the glue that hold us together in whatever groups we belong to, even if we only visit or find ourselves on the margins. In a sense, our God is a story being told and God is seeking for all of us to listen, to enter into the story and become one. Megan McKenna uses images of Russian nesting dolls to illustrate the many layers of the stories that exist in each of our lives, particularly in relation to the Spirit. Stories are critical to living and are intertwined with truth in such a way that we can carry them with us, remember them and pass them along, sharing them as needed. We live inside a story. We live inside God.
from Megan's publisher http://www.newcitypress.com/we-live-inside-a-story.html
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We held a free online webinar or conference call to talk with Megan McKenna on August 14, 2014 at 7:00pm CT/8:00pm ET. Click here to view a recording.
Here are some of the questions we’ll ask McKenna to comment on during the webinar:
How Would Jesus Challenge the Leadership of your faith group or community?
How does your community evidence a presence of Christ; how does your community “touch” the world?
How does your faith community serve as a bridge to society – the larger world around you? How does it provide a base from which you live beyond your family or circle of immediate friends?
What traits of your faith community might reflect practices found in early Christian communities or house churches which developed in the early church?
What questions would you like to ask Megan? You will be able to “type” these into the chat box during the webinar on August 14th.
Megan McKenna, an internationally known author, theologian, storyteller and lecturer, teaches at several colleges and universities and does retreats, workshops and parish missions. She has graduate degrees in Scripture, Adult Education and Literacy from the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters in Systematic Theology from Catholic University, Washington, DC. But foremost she is a lover of words: the Scriptures, stories and tales, poetry, images and phrases spoken aloud, written down and spun to make meaning and how these both convert and transform us and bring meaning and hope to the world.