Friday, April 20, 2018
Book 3 of 2018 We Make the Road by Walking
This book is set up as a support for small faith communities. I could see it being used in that setting, or as a small group ministry. Though I do wonder if a whole year of McLaren might be a little limiting for a faith community. After all even a congregation with resident clergy does not get a whole year of that clergy, what with vacation time and study leave and duties to the wider church (assuming the clergy in question makes use of those things).
I like the approach that McLaren takes in here. I would appreciate a chance to engage the discussion questions with a group. I would not take a whole year to do the book, maybe do a quarter at a time. At the same time reading this book has impacted my sermons over this winter.