"Bible study is a practice of thoughtful faithfulness, one that blends Christian commitment with openness. As such, learning moves beyond information and becomes spiritual formation in a way of life, a life, as Lynne had hoped, that nurtures compassion and justice" (p. 188).1. How do you understand the Christian life of the mind? Have you ever thought of intellectual curiosity as a spiritual practice? Does your church encourage or discourage theological reflection as an important part of the faith journey? Have you ever considered theological reflection a "way of life"?
2. What do you think about the difference between liberality and liberalism?
3. What do you make of the last two paragraphs of this chapter? Do they reflect your longings? Your congregation?