From the blog posted on May 31 2013
I’ve spent the last week reflecting on the life of one of my most important influences, Dallas Willard, who passed away on May 8th. The morning he died, I awoke early with a sense that he was gone, and later discovered that my good friend, Gary Black, had been with him in his final breaths. I became familiar with Willard’s work in kingdom theology and spiritual formation in 1998 during a dramatic transition in my life. Willard’s broader and more...read more
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Mennonite Church USA Convention Phoenix
Mark will be leading two 2-hour Learning Experiences based on his work, Practicing the Way of Jesus. 1 P.m. on Wednesday July 3 and 8 a.m. on Thursday July 4. Practical devotion, activism and service are distinctives of Mennonite heritage. But how can we live into these values amidst 21st-century complexities? Too often our methods of spiritual formation become individualistic, information driven or disconnected from everyday life. Perhaps what we need is a Jesus Dojo—participatory learning spaces that are more like a karate studio than a college lecture hall! This two-hour workshop will explore how we can renew our active practice of the way of Jesus through risk-taking and collective group experiments. Participants will be invited to launch their own experiments following the workshop.
location: Phoenix Convention Center
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