20+ years since I started preaching, I am constructing any portfolio to be recognised as a local preacher in the Methodist Church.
One item asks questions about how we talk about "salvation", and as a result I found myself digging out the dissertation I wrote for my BA Hons. in 2010!
I haven't re-read it all the way through in a very long time, but am "self-referencing" in the portfolio piece, so want to make sure it's somewhere accessible for those assessing the portfolio to read!
But the real question is: Would I write the same thing again?
I'll need to re-read it to confirm this as an answer, but I really hope not!
I don't doubt my ability to have perceived things back then and I still have an inherent belief in the power of stories to communicate the Kingdom of God in the world around us. I still believe the cinema to be a "thin place", even though I haven't enjoyed watching films in the same way I did before I binged through my dissertation. I still believe that salvation is important, and that ultimately it is about finding life in all its fulness...
... But I really hope I'm humble enough to have learned more, to know less, and to understand God is a different way. Otherwise I'm not doing this faith journey very well!
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