The purpose of Conversations is to provide spiritual accompaniment and honest dialogue for those who long for radical transformation in Christ. It stimulates hunger and illuminates the path by drawing on classical wisdom and practice, exploring the vital role of community, and illustrating the journey with realism and hope.
Conversations is published semi-annually in the spring and the fall.
A large part of the vision for Conversations is the image of a table where representatives from each of the major tributaries of Christian spirituality can sit and talk openly and honestly about what matters most, authentic transformation into the life and character of Christ.
I am by nature a high introvert. Given my preference, I’d sit in a comfy spot reading a book for the rest of my life. But the second part of the Great Commandment tells me to love my neighbor (Matt 22:39). A “neighbor” is a person who is “nigh” (near) me, which might be […]
Someone who recently saw the movie Exodus: Gods and Kings asked me how a good God could drown the Egyptian soldiers in the sea. Here are a few thoughts that came to me. God weeps over the destruction of people who choose to do evil—not just over those who do good. In the Old Testament, […]
October 1981. I was _____ years old, a touring musician, forty pounds overweight, an alcoholic, and a chain smoker. And I was a newly converted follower of Jesus. I sat in a little evangelical church in Calgary, Alberta with fellow musician and touring buddy, Trent (pseudonym). I was blissfully happy, possessing a kind of post-pothead […]