From their origins, the stories, teachings and messages of Jesus have resonated deeply with millions of people throughout history. The Christian story has provided hope, joy, love, and peace in many situations and contexts. This story of people on the move has brought people to new conversations, new insights, new dreams, and new visions of the very best of who we can be as people of God.
History teaches us that stories and teachings are at their best when they live and move deeply within their contexts. Some of our religious systems are broken, some tired, and some lack room for vivid and creative imaginings. As people who are willing to go out on the move, we join with theologian and author Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, that argues, “notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. For millions, the journey has already begun.”
We look forward to being a people on the move during this season of Epiphany, migrating and bringing out light and wisdom as we encounter the depth of God’s love in and through the teachings of Jesus in this new day.