“What if rich did not have to mean wealthy, and whole did not have to mean healed? What if being people of “the gospel” meant that we are simply people with good news? God is here. We are loved. It is enough.”
― Kate Bowler, Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved”
So much I feel to share. Let’s start with Kate Bowler’s TED talk, who a dear friend sent me this morning. Amazing. Stage 4 cancer not long after the birth of her son puts a permanent spin on her research.
Then there are two books that I have listened to twice now that I find profoundly important for our times. I hear God speaking to us through these powerful women. I love that women’s intelligent, heartfelt, and wise voices are finally being heard in so many quarters. They are prophetic and necessary for our time.
Finally, ThinkAgain-FaithAgain presenter, Charles Randall Paul has helped put together a unique world conference to foster friendship between those of Islam and Christian traditions.
Participants include the Grand Ayatollah Ebrahim Jannaati and the Right Reverend John Bryson Chane, 8th Bishop of Washington DC ret., and Senior Advisor for Interreligious Dialogue, Washington National Cathedral. Other speakers include academics from Yale and Iran.