Pope Francis encourages, cajoles and challenges us to encounter! Encounters are not nice, tidy, seemly, proper or polite. Encounters are real, raw, intimate, vulnerable, mysterious and ... holy. Encounters awaken, provoke, stretch and ... heal. Encounters inform and infuse and mediate good church. Good church emerges organically and gracefully out of encounter. So, let’s risk encounter (and encounter always involves risk). Beginning with Jesus, the Spirit, the communion of saints, each other, the earth ... let’s emerge from all these encounters prepared and passionate to do some really good church together!
Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson
A self-described street theologian, Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson is Resident Theologian and Animator of Faith at Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago and founder and Animating and Creative Partner of Soul Play, based in Evanston, Ill. Author and leader of the Beloved Retreat, Dr. Nelson-Johnson travels across the country and to Europe presenting at diocesan events and conferences, including Notre Dame University’s Vision program and the Chicago Archdiocese’s Festival of Faith and their Theology on Tap program.
REC18-7-19 Encounter Your Way Toward Good Church
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