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Aslan is on the Move


“Aslan is on the move.”

This line from “The Chronicles of Narnia” started coming to mind a couple of weeks ago, and since then it has continued to pop in and out of my thoughts on a daily basis.

“Aslan is on the move,” is what the Narnians said to each other when the snow started melting and they began to see glimmers of hope as pockets of resistance would rise up against the White Witch. (I know that is not a great synopsis, yet it will have to do for now.)

About a month ago I spent a few days in Grove City, PA at a gathering of folks who had a passion for reclaiming the terms Church, Christianity, and Missions from the negative and wounding ways that many people associate with those words.

“Aslan is on the move.”

A few weeks ago I attended a conference with about 95 campus ministers who wanted for their campus ministries to rupture the narratives of cultural and civil religion that also promote the negative impressions of Christianity.

“Aslan is on the move.”

For the past two weeks I have had the tremendous privilege and opportunity to share life together with 26 (including one via Skype) amazing young adults who have decided to give the next two or three years to live with communities in poverty working for justice, mercy, and peace, and in so doing provide a tangible witness and experience to people of God’s love, compassion, presence, and grace.

As I hear their stories over meals, in large and small groups, and in one-on-one moments, I cannot help but get excited for their lives, the communities where they will live across the US and around the world, and for the way they will join in God’s holy work of healing the world.

“Aslan is on the move!”

Click here for information about the United Methodist Church’s Young Adult Missionary Service Programs.

Click here for a story about one of the young adults named Wil.

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