Living Into Community
This week on the White Horse Inn we are continuing our series on sustainable church discipleship. In this program, we are joined by special guest Christine Pohl who is the Associate Provost and professor of Christian Social Ethics at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. She's the author of a book we highly recommend on the topic of hospitality entitled Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition. She has recently written a book that we'll be talking about on this program, Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us.
As churches conform more and more to the values of the marketplace, true and lasting community is becoming harder to find. Many of us do not know the person we will sit next to on Sunday morning. Few of us even care. Yet, the Christian faith is a communal event. We cannot be in union and communion with Christ without simultaneously being in fellowship with his body, the Church. It is only within such a communion of saints that our beliefs, practices, and habits truly form and shape who we are and allow us to live faithfully day by day. What are the essential ingredients of an authentic Christian community? What exactly does this living community look like? Join us this week on the White Horse Inn as we discuss what it means for a church to be a community that every Christians needs for the cultivation of faith and the virtues of the Spirit.