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.
By earthly standards Jesus was perhaps the most colossal failure in history. His decidedly understated birth under less than ideal circumstances to an unremarkable blue-collar family in a trailer park town (no offense intended – it was the right metaphor here!), who, along with his siblings, would always live with suspicions of his bastard mystique, […]
Community As Theological Necessity by Mark A. Moore Mark Moore is indicative of a much larger movement in the church generally, a missional-incarnational ecclesiology less about policy than people. We are trapped in a cult of pragmatism. Moore saw this and sought to address it. His church plant, Providence Community Church, aimed at a communal […]
And Jesus said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. – Mark 6:31 I once went on retreat by accident. It was early September just before I was to start my second year of […]