Engage: Journey #2

This Friday, we have our first Zoom meeting, in which we share our experiences while reading chapter one. Here is the link to the meeting that runs from Noon to 1:00 p.m. (ET)….


We have seen the ignition of faith, the inevitability of anxiety, and the necessity of neighborliness in our journey to the common good. They generate the decision to depart, the will to endure, and the effort to overcome evil with good.

Brueggemann concludes chapter one after dealing with the exodus narrative in some detail, making significant points. He ends by saying that journey from the mindset of scarcity (provision for elite) to the mindset of abundance (provision for everyone) demands tenacity, courage, and endurance. The journey will include anxiety that includes the temptation to give up and revert to the old order. But those who persevere will be those through whom neighborliness is created and the common good is pursued.

About Steve Harper

Dr. Steve Harper is retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 45 books. He is also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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