In his book The secular
age, Charles Taylor, emeritus professor at McGill
University, uses the term ‘seekers’ to describe people who are searching for
ways to reconcile their Christian faith with new knowledge and emerging levels
of religious and personal consciousness, the social sciences and cosmology.
He distinguishes ‘seekers’ from ‘dwellers’
- those who are content to live out
their Christian life according to fidelity as to how they understand traditional
beliefs. Opening Doors is for seekers
– people who are open to deepen their Christian faith through discernment,
study, prayer, conversations and proactive faith commitment. Such ‘seekers’ may
rightly be considered ‘conservative’ as they return to the earliest traditions
of the Jesus story.
Kevin Treston's latest book Opening Doors takes seriously the invitation of the
Lord for us to open the door to him, and with confidence to explore how our
faith may be enhanced and energised through the wisdoms of contemporary
theology and spirituality.
invited to open eleven doors and enter eleven rooms of Christian living. Each room
offers a flavour of each of the
topics in the Christian Story followed by focused questions for individual reflection
and shared conversations in self-directed groups. The topics of the rooms
include: everyday spirituality, the universe story, human and religion, the
mystery of God, meeting Jesus, church, ministry, women in faith communities, a
Christian ethical way of life, Christian spiritualities and faith communities
in a global world.
At a time in our religious history when the marginalisation
of Christianity in Western societies is a growing crisis for contemporary
believers, one positive response is to deepen our own faith journeys through
adult life and faith formation that should always be a priority in
evangelisation. Opening Doors is offered
as a resource for individuals and small
groups to read, reflect and share their own insights about significant contemporary
understandings of their Christian faith.
|16 August 2019
Opening Doors: A Seeker's Reflections on the Rooms of Christian Living
- Authors Kevin Treston
- Product Code: 9780648566106
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