Practicing Resurrection in the Ordinariness of Life

“Christian practice in matters of spiritual formation goes badly astray when it attempts to construct or organize ways of spirituality apart from the ordinariness of life.  And there is nothing more ordinary than a meal.  Abstract principles — the mainstay of so much of what is provided for us in contemporary church culture — do not originate in the biblical revelation…Breakfast and supper.  Fish and bread.  Their home in Emmaus and the beach in Galilee.  These provide the conditions and materials for formation-by-resurrection.”  – Eugene Peterson, Living the Resurrection (72)

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  1. But when we join a church, we want to know about the abstract principles. We ask if they dunk or sprinkle, give wine to kids or not (or allow wine in at all), or if we’re sufficiently over-educated, ask if a church is Calvinist or Arminianism, or if they raise hands during songs (or just sing songs about raising hands).

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