Spiritual Life Week

Oregon pastor is Spiritual Life Week speaker

Meghan Good, pastor of Albany (Ore.) Mennonite Church, will address the biblical “Runaway Bride” in Bluffton University’s Spiritual Life Week forum on Tuesday, March 18. Beginning at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall, her presentation is free and open to the public.

The week’s activities will focus on three Ds—dwell, desire and delight—from Psalm 37. Discussing desire in the forum, Good will draw from the book of Hosea and the story, she notes, of “a runaway bride pursued by a relentlessly passionate Groom.”

“To be a Christian,” she adds, “is above all to be challenged to get our love life in order, to desire as we have been desired. But most of us tend to think of love as something we ‘fall’ into rather than as a habit we deliberately cultivate until desire is reshaped.”

Pastor at Albany Mennonite since 2009, Good is also a frequent speaker on such topics as integrative worship and the changing shape of contemporary Anabaptism. She holds a master of divinity degree from Duke Divinity School.

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