Whether you have already read the book "Through the River" or are interested in the topic of truth and how it impacts your faith and relationships, we welcome you and look forward to interacting with you.
We are all overwhelmed with the needs in Haiti, but where do we start. We believe firmly that we start with prayer. That is what we are doing in our church and in our family and we would ask you to join us in that. Jon has created a 30 Day Prayer Guide for Haiti with Eric Foley as part of their work with .W (doers of the Word - www.dotheword.org). Take a minute to visit Eric's blog and download the prayer guide. And please be sure to share here how you and your family are responding.
We recently ran into another wonderful review of the book. Dan shares how creating useful fictions and silos for ideas were very powerful ideas for him. Do you know what he means? Take some time to pick up the book and check it out. We will be blogging more about those topics in coming months as well. Here is Dan's review.
I just read a great story about one person's truth journey. David Wierzbicki recently wrote a year-end blog that chronicles his journey through the river and his ongoing truth search. I love the fresh and transparent way that David shares. Please take a moment to read about David's journey.
One of my favorite quotes in his post is, "I discoved a love of God that didn’t revolved around a need that every brick in my truth wall be perfectly fitted." This is such a key observation. Once we realize that our God is truth but that there is so much to learn about who He is and what He made, then we can humbly engage our world in exciting ways without feeling like our foundation is being shaken.
Through the River: Understanding Your Assumptions About Truth
Behind your every decision and relationship are assumptions about truth that guide your actions. They go unnoticed in your daily life but their influence guides your faith, your relationships and your outreach. Come and explore the communities that live in River Town. As you read this simple analogy, we will introduce you to the three most common ways to view truth today – we call them Truth Lenses and they are an important part of your worldview. We will watch as the Rock Dwellers, Island Dwellers and Valley Dwellers interact while using different lenses.
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Jon and Mindy Hirst
Jon and Mindy Hirst are co-founders of Generous Mind, a think tank devoted to helping people be generous with their ideas. Jon graduated from Judson University with a major in Communications and a minor in Sociology. Mindy also gradutated from Judson University with a major in Communications. They also have the exciting role of raising three children.
With Dr. Paul Hiebert
The late Paul G. Hiebert (1932-2007) was Distinguished Professor of Mission and Anthropology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and previously taught at Fuller Theological Seminar. He also served as a missionary to India. He recieved his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and was the author or coauthor of numerous articles and books in the fields of anthropology and missions.