We cultivate a scriptural imagination in community, among a chorus of complementary voices and a diversity of spiritual gifts.
The scriptures are intended to be read in community, with others. This community includes the women and men with whom we gather, and of course they will bring their life experiences, which will at times call for celebration and at other times concern. But the community is also a communion of saints that reaches back in time, to the apostles, martyrs, saints, mystics, prophets, evangelists, and reformers.
—Kenneth H. Carter Jr., A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Scriptural Imagination (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
—Colossians 3:16 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Give us grateful hearts, our Father, for all thy mercies, and make us mindful of the needs of others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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