In our anonymous and dehumanized world, the simple practice of friendship is radically countercultural. Chris Heuertz, international director of World Made Flesh, and theologian and ethicist Christine Pohl show how friendship is a Christian vocation that can bring reconciliation and healing to our broken world. They contend that unlikely friendships are at the center of an alternative paradigm for mission, where people are not objectified as potential converts but encountered in relationships of mutuality and reciprocity. When we befriend those on the margins of society by practicing hospitality and welcome, we create communities where righteousness and justice can be lived out. Heuertz's and Pohl's reflections offer fresh insight into Christian mission and what it means to be the church in the world today. Book jacket.
Friendship at the Margins
Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission
Mind, Body & Spirit