Thanks, Mike. You have given us a good start by reflecting on the article. I really like your practice of approaching all persons from a spiritual perspective, i.e. meaning and purpose, which I think all persons struggle with at some level. If we start from a religious perspective, we run the risk of getting bogged down in scared dogma debates rather than exploring the meaning dimensions. Further, bringing in McClaren’s definition is helpful in clarifying our calling to be connected not to find ways to disconnect.
I look forward to hearing others share their thoughts in response to your reflection and in response to the article.
Rick @ Oates