Radical Friendship and Formation – Thoughts from the Edge

Lillian Daniel, in the February 24 edition of The Christian Century magazine, suggested the need for deep friendships in Christian spiritual formation. Her thoughts led me to reflect on the same passage for this coming Second Sunday in the Season of Lent , Mark 8:31-38. We do not really care much for radical friendships. That is, friendships where disagreement is viewed as healthy and forming. Do Jesus and Peter offer a glimpse into this kind of relationship? What do you think?

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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