i've read and am now rereading martha stortz's lovely book titled a world according to god: practices for putting faith at the center of your life. as i read it this time, i'll offer some reflections here on my way to a comparative review i'm writing (the other work is titled living spirit, living practice: poetics, politics, epistomology, a work at once more in tune with our spiritual choosing from the smorgesbord of spiritual practices available in this society and exactly because of that evocative of the difficulty of seeing faith as a way of life.
one of the wonderful things about marty is her own personal disciplines of exercise, both spiritual and physical, that translate into a bold clarity about the way communally centered practices train our vision till we see from a 'god's eye view.' it is a simple insight, made profound by our great need. as we seek to walk in newness of life in christ, we find these practices as the shape of our redemption or, perhaps, of god's bending us into the form of jesus' own life, death, and resurrection.
next: getting practical
anon, and +peace