Monday, January 21, 2008

Deep friendship

My friend Dan has brought friendship into a new light in my understanding. He is passionate about friendship and is writing a book on it. I have learned much from him as my own tool box has been bereft of good teaching on friendship, especially cross-gender friendship. This was a strict taboo in my early theology. Fear controlled friendships and cross-gender friendship crossed every line of interaction between a man and woman who were not married. This idea is far from kingdom life as it should be.

Dan challenges and inspires me and he has begun a series on friendship that I want to track here as I think it is so important for this conversation as we build community:

Faith Dance: Emotional Affair or Friendship Love?

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

Thanks Dan! Great, insightful writing!


Dan Brennan said...

Thanks the link and encouragement Heidi!

Mike said...

Anybody want to place bets on what will happen when I ask my primary if she will let me have a passionate cross-gender friendship?