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Stability and community

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We published a fine review of Wilson-Hartgrove’s latest book in The Living Church (written by Jon Adamson of Northern Indiana, a man of stability). Here is — I presume — an excerpt from it, as published by Christianity Today.

The trouble for most of us isn’t so much that we cannot afford stability as it is that we don’t value it. We idealize and aspire to a life on the move, spending what resources we have on acquiring skills that make us more marketable (that is, more mobile). We want to “move up in the world,” which almost always means closer to a highway, an airport, or a shopping mall. I cannot deny that this is why I left the rural farming community where I grew up. But neither can I ignore the fact that this is what has been unraveling the neighborhood where I now live since the late 1960s.

Read it all.

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