Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

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I love hanging out with the thought of Missio Alliance. This From Karina Kreminski and Missio Alliance

Disembodied vs. Embodied

Christian spirituality can sometimes reflect the excarnation that sits in our culture. Charles Taylor used this term in A Secular Age to describe what happens when we conceptualize and abstract our lives. What ends up happening is that concepts and thoughts become more important that bodily engagement with those thoughts.

I see this often when people lament that the discipleship is lukewarm in their church. What is the usual solution offered? More teaching, more study and more information. We instinctively think that correct doctrine will transform us automatically. Our spirituality has become an abstraction rather than grounded in embodied practice.

 

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