Ministry is a two-way street. The way we counsel, evangelize, lead, learn, and even preach depends on the give and take of both parties in a dance of holy conversation. Learning to speak and listen in ways that encourage this open exchange is essential to fruitful ministry. This issue discusses how we nurture these conversations in various contexts and on various subjects. From counseling and evangelizing in a bar to helping a dying congregation look to the future, we practice holy conversations.
Holy ListeningBy Neil M. Alexander
He was sitting across from me in our small group gathering, head bowed and hands clasped in his lap. It seemed a bit unusual for him to suddenly move from an intense declaration… read more