Preparing the Way
Looking Beyond America's Current Crisis of Faith
A conversation with Phyllis Tickle in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Academy for Spiritual Formation
I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? --Isaiah 43:19
The world is changing. In the midst of that change, religion in North America is experiencing significant upheaval. At the same time, there are numerous places where seeds of vitality and faithfulness have been germinating for the last few decades; places like the Academy for Spiritual Formation where God's Spirit is actively preparing the way for the next incarnation of the body of Christ.
Watch and listen in as Johnny Sears, Director of The Upper Room's Academy for Spiritual Formation engages in conversation with Phyllis Tickle, a leading authority on religion in America. Be encouraged by this conversation about the changing religious landscape; envision a future in which both Christianity's rich past and contemporary evolution are dynamically integrated; enter in as the spirit moves us closer to embodying the reign of God in the world.
This online course includes eight five to fifteen minute video segments and space to add comments and reflections. The course is designed for individual or small group use. Video was recorded during a live May 2013 event hosted by The Upper Room in Nashville, TN.
Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the Religion Department of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, the international journal of the book industry, is frequently quoted in print sources, electronic media, and innumerable blogs and web sites. Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject.
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