In case you haven’t already, I’d encourage you to read, practice, and share material from the brief CT article Eat, Drink, and Relax* with colleagues, family, friends, and house parties.
Bonus: how about this life vision? More on it after Thanksgiving, unless you’d like to make a comment before then 😉
Puritanism was impelled by the insight that all of life is God’s. The Puritans lived simultaneously in two worlds — the invisible spiritual world and the physical world of earthly existence. For the Puritans, both worlds were equally real, and there was no cleavage of life into sacred and secular. All of life was sacred. — Leland Ryken. Worldly Saints: The Puritans As They Really Were. Zondervan, 1986.
*Note: Written by Elesha Coffman who was managing editor of Christian History & Biography. She is now working on a Ph.D in church history from Duke University.
Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the South Central PA Area Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). The Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine is the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!