Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Theology of "Home"

Steve Timmis with a long, yet powerful article tracing the social conditions that have brought us to where we are today in terms of or notions of family and "home" and how the Biblical story fits into this.  These concepts are worthy of much reflection for the sake of church and mission.  His thesis:
Having tried to establish an historical perspective, let me state in fairly bold terms my thesis. The concepts of home and family are an important dimension of human identity, and there is something intrinsic to being human that craves for a context of refuge in which individuals have identity, and are accepted and secure. But the purpose of such 'units' is to offer a 'home' to the "strangers and aliens", and to face the world with an open face and welcoming arms.
Read the whole thing.  

Books by Steve Timmis here.

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