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!

2 comments:

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?