Sunday, October 15: The Rev. Christopher Martin, Guest Preacher
Join us Sunday, October 15 to hear Rev. Christopher Martin speak about The Restoration Project. The spark that led him to develop The Restoration Project occurred in 2002 when he visited the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in Washington DC. It was a visit that changed his life. For the first time, he saw what it looked like when a community of highly devoted Christians worked together to encourage each other in Discipleship and to serve the needs of the poor. The founder, Gordon Cosby, said something that cut him to the quick.
“If men and women today began by the thousands experiencing the depths of Jesus Christ in a transforming way, there would simply be no place for their expression of experience to fit into the present-day straitjackets of Christianity. Protestant or Catholic, neither one is structured to contain a mass of devoted people who long for spiritual depth. We are structured towards infancy.”
Since then, his passion has been to develop the structures to help people in ordinary parishes satisfy their longing for spiritual depth. It has been said by frustrated Christians that parish churches only help them get to the spiritual equivalent of fifth grade. In The Restoration Project, Christopher hopes to provide a loving structure for parishes and their seekers to move beyond spiritual infancy and discover the spiritual depths in Jesus available to all.
Copies of his book, The Restoration Project, are in the Cathedral Bookstore and a group which follows the project's liturgy meets on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. in Ingram Lounge. Signed copies of The Restoration Project are available for purchase before and after each service.
The Rev. Christopher Martin will preach at all morning services and he will be Dean Kate's guest at the Dean's Forum, 10 a.m.
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