Making Room: Q&A with Christine D. Pohl

Friday, 29 Aug 2014

"When we welcome strangers into a household or community for more than a brief period, they will be changed, but so will we."
At first glance, it appears that hospitality is a pretty straightforward concept’inviting people over to your (reasonably tidy) home for a meal and conversation, for the purpose of developing your relationship and deepening your friendship. Easier said than done in twenty-first century society in the age of commuter churches, busy families, demanding work schedules, and a culture structured around the needs of the individual (instead of the needs of society as a whole). In her book Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition, Dr. Christine D. Pohl explains the scriptural and historical contexts of hospitality, ...

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