One of my chief concerns, both intellectually and practically, has been the relationship between church and mission. Since 1997 I have been trying to connect the two in both understanding and practice. (more…)
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Along with pictures of friends, former students, grandchildren, and other bits of papers, the following words are taped to the wall over my desk.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart …
try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms
and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.
Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you
because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it,
live along some distant day into the answer.