Second New Book Published

I have just published a book, titled Following Jesus: Perspectives From Twelve Christian Traditions, that creates a coherent synthesis of the electronic conversation (eCircle) reported on below under the title “Twelve Month Electronic Conversation Starting on August 1, 2021.”

Click here to see a summary of the book as well as a live link to an Amazon page that one can use to order a copy.

Seeing Through Partisan Politics or The Eyes of Jesus

For my new Musings into the near future, I will often  follow a pattern of posting two back-to-back Musings that are inter-related. The first Musing will be directed primarily to users of social media; it will be relatively brief, using “popular language” that can easily and quickly digested. The follow-up Musing will be geared to readers who are seeking a more extended conversation, more “academic’ in tone and content, concerning challenging questions that are unanswered in the first Musing

Our beliefs about any contemporary contentious issue are deeply informed by the lens through which we understand the nature of that issue.

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Twelve Month Electronic Conversation starting on August 1, 2021

Following Jesus: Perspectives from Diverse Christian Traditions

Moderator: Harold Heie

Twelve Month Agenda

Leading Question for the first of the month (Directed to the conversation partner for the tradition being featured for the month)

What are the various views of those who worship in your tradition as to what it means to “follow Jesus” and what is the primary view?

Leading Question for the 15th of the month postings (Directed to the other eleven conversation partners)

What major agreements and disagreements do you have with the views expressed in the posting of the conversation partner who submitted the first of the month posting as to what it means to “follow Jesus,” and what have you learned from that posting that has the potential to enrich, or possibly provide a corrective, to the primary view of those who worship in your tradition as to what it means to “follow Jesus?”

Leading Question for the final day of the month posting (Directed to the conversation partner being featured for the month)

As you review the eleven 15th of the month postings from the other conversation partners, what were the main things you learned from other traditions that will be helpful to those who worship in your tradition as they seek to faithfully follow Jesus into the future

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