Last Saturday, we had the first formal meeting of the small group I have started this year. We’re meeting on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, but there’s also an online component, which I’m pretty excited about. Check out the blog entry for the first meeting: The Shout of the Wounded Heart.
Jonny Carter and I met in early December to discuss a small group he was starting. He had felt called for some time to start a group focused on taking an intellectual approach to the Bible and Christianity, and he wanted to create an environment where it was OK to ask big or even dangerous questions and approach them seriously and academically. Excited about the idea, I also began to share my own concept for a small group; I thought that if Jonny was starting one, maybe I could too. As I told him about what I was thinking of doing, he encouraged me greatly and urged me to pursue it.
Our first meeting is this Saturday.
These last two months have been stupefying and amazing. I’m not entirely certain where to begin, but I want to take this opportunity to share a bit about how my life has changed, and how drastic, terrifying, and fantastically good those changes are.