Faithful Presence & The Fitch Option


Author and professor David Fitch joined Jason & Morgan to talk about "The Fitch Option" or the "Saint Patrick Option", which is outlined in his new book, Faithful Presence: Seven Discipline That Shape the Church For Mission, on the latest episode of Crackers & Grape Juice. The opposite of the Benedict Option, David offers us disciplines that will shape the church for its mission.

"If the Kingdom of God is a social reality, it is something worked out among the people."

Fitch argues that the Kingdom of God is about transformation of the whole community. Transformation is not limited to a particular family, both the literal family and Christian family. Reconciliation is displayed in the community so the world can see what we mean when we use the church-y terms describing what God is doing.

Check out David's option and then check back to the podcast next week to hear Rod Dreher's Benedict Option.

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If you will be at the Annual Conference of the Virginia Annual Conference of the UMC, please consider joining us for Pub Theology on June 15th at Bull Island Brewing Company. This is the unofficial kickoff party for Annual Conference.  This year’s theme will be ‘Fatih and Political Engagement' with special guest, the profane and profound Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, author of the new book The Home-Brewed Christianity Guide to the End Times: Theology After You’ve Been Left Behind.  Live music will be provided by the Clay Mottley Band. Food available on site.

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