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Saturday, 19 June 2010


Paul Fromont

On a related theme to this post, I valued this sentence from a recent post by Ben Myers over the Tasman.

“…Just as the church’s vocation is to remain poised and attentive to Christ, so the vocation of Christian scholarship is to cultivate the asceticism of discernment, to steel the church for future opportunities – strange and unpredictable – to respond faithfully to the voice of Christ [...]” Ben Myers, from the following post (follow link).

In practical terms what does it mean for the church to remain “poised and attentive” to Christ? Where is Christ, i.e. in what arena(s) are we “poised and attentive”? What does a church feel and look like if it is “poised and attentive”, and what – in very grounded and practical terms – does an “asceticism of discernment” (at the level of the local church) look like and how is it practiced?


Jason Clark

Thanks Paul. It was you who put me onto Cavanaugh a few years ago, thanks for that and your ongoing encouragements :-)

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