God's Friends
Joining Authentic Christian Worship and Life Experience
Published by St Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church

Volume 15 Number 1 April 2004

Sharing Stories

“This is true perfection: not to avoid a wicked life because we fear punishment, like slaves; not to do good because we expect repayment, as if cashing in on the virtuous life by enforcing some business deal. On the contrary, disregarding all those good things which we do hope for and which God has promised us, we regard falling from God’s friendship as the only thing dreadful, and we consider becoming God’s friend the only thing truly worthwhile.” —Gregory of Nyssa

About This Issue

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An Interview with Bernice Steinhardt and Helene McQuade
By Dave Hurlbert

Choosing Our Stories, Choosing Our Selves
By Gail Catlin

Midrash and the Search for Jesus’ Meaning
By Rick Fabian

Meditation and Storytelling: Paths to Compassion
By Garth Gilchrist

Into the Heart of the Other: Interfaith Story Circles
By Gert Johnson

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