Ruth Boehm has been granted a sabbatical leave by Faith Mennonite Church with the support of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. Her sabbatical will be from June 17 to September 30, 2013. This forum will be a place for Ruth to share photos, videos or some reflections of learnings along the way.
The name of this blog, “Along the Way”, was chosen purposefully. ‘The Way’ is an important Old and New Testament idea. The Gospel of Mark announces the coming of Jesus in this way: “As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See I am sending my messenger ahead of you who will prepare your way: the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “prepare the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight,” (Mark 1: 2,3) Later on, as the followers of Jesus grew in numbers, the first name they had for themselves was of people who followed “The Way”. (See Paul’s testimony in Acts 24: 14).
So, as I, Ruth, travel along the way on this sabbatical journey I want to share reflections of what I am learning and observing in this physical and spiritual journey. I will be asking questions about what leaders of people of ‘the way’ are learning.
The views expressed in this blog are my own opinion and do not necessarily reflect the views of Faith Mennonite Church and/or our denomination. (Thanks to April Yamasaki for the wise counsel.)