This is a reblog of an article by Bryan Berghoef.
It reminded me of a conversation I had during a surprise visit from a childhood friend this year. He and I both grew up to become pastors who also married pastors.
We grew up at opposite ends of the Protestant theological spectrum: my family was conservative evangelical, his was liberal mainline. Both of our spouses, interestingly enough, grew up as part of the charismatic renewal movement in mainline denominations.
What we discovered is that our respective spiritual journeys, while starting in very different places, had led each of us to embrace very similar values, practices, and dreams for what we think the church c/should be.
This article reminded me of that conversation. Enjoy!