We are off into the new year with a running start and getting ready for what will probably be a very busy year here at MSA. We have a new Seed Sampler co-ordinator but are still looking for an administrative assistant.
It is a new year and we sense a new season for MSA. We are in the process of re-evaluating all that we are and do and so in the next few weeks I hope to share with you some of how we are continuing to shape the work of MSA. Our driving passion is to encourage followers of Christ to think about how the world is changing and how we need to change in order to be more effective followers of Christ in the future. The upcoming MSA Seed Sampler will share some of the trends that we feel are most likely to shape our future in the next 10 years and will provide creative responses to these.
My personal passion is to encourage the development of spiritual practices that will give us firm foundations that sustain us in today’s world. We are not just facing increasing economic volatility and concerns about environmental sustainability but also live in a world of religious pluralism that challenges our understanding of faith. I often focus on liturgical resources because I see the rhythm of the liturgical calendar as one of the best ways to establish stability in a world that often feels as though it is falling apart. As the world gets busier and more and more of the secular culture pulls us away from faith practices I also believe that we need to discover ways to interweave our faith practices throughout our lives outside the confines of church and bible study. To sustain in tomorrow’s world we will need a faith that impacts all that we are and do.
In MSA we believe that one of our most underutilized resources is our creativity and imagination. Part of what I attempt to do on this blog is to stimulate creativity and encourage all of us to think about new and imaginative ways to respond out of our faith to the challenges of tomorrow.
To do that I would appreciate your feedback.
- What do you most appreciate about this blog?
- What other types of resources would be valuable for me to share?
- What topics would you like to see covered that could enable to live more effectively as Christ followers in tomorrow’s world?
- Are there people that you think would make good contributors to this blog?