Lynda Graybeal, administrator of Renovare (www.renovare.org) suggests we need a “balanced vision” of 6 streams or dimensions of the Christian life (Conversations, Vol 3:1, p. 52). Though I was reared in one particular stream, I have dipped my toes in each of these tributaries and found grace in each of them. All make up the body of Christ. All have partial truth. All can learn from the others.
Contemplative – The prayer-filled life
Holiness – The virtuous life
Charismatic – The Spirit-empowered life
Social Justice – The compassionate life
Evangelical – The Word-centered life
Incarnational – The sacramental life
Which stream refreshes you the most? Which one challenges you?