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  • October 8, 2008

    Friends:

    Yesterday I attended one of the Zabriskie Lectures at VTS.
    The Lecturer this year is The Rev. Dr. Mark McIntosh.

    The topic is “Discerning God’s Delight: Being Church through a Theological Life of Spiritual Discernment.” As you may know, I am convinced that the context for our study of theology is spirituality. Our study of texts is like lectio divina.
    I have written occasional on Discernment [most recently in the November 2007 issue of Ecumenical Trends].

    While I always confess that late afternoon is not my best time [I rise around 5:00 AM], I did find the first lecture quite good–and helpful. And I hope to read the second on the VTS website.

    I believe that our lives should be characterized by discernment–so I am greatly interested in how Professor McIntosh develops his theme in the second lecture and in his book.

    Peace,
    John