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Q opens this Dialogue by continuing the theme of interpretation and imagination he explored in the last one.
- Would you have interpreted "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" differently? How so?
- Margaret says "hospitality" is a core virtue. Why is it so important? Is it one of yours? Should it be a primary virtue of a faith community? Has it been true of the churches in your experience? Examples either way?
- Up on the ridge, the three experience the 'Presence of God.' Many people have had similar experiences . . . everything else just sort of dropped away and they felt a unity or oneness with something that is hard to put into words. Sometimes people have that in natural surroundings . . . sometimes after they have become aware of human needs . . . sometimes listening to music or singing . . . and in a variety of other settings. Have you had some experiences like they had? Did the experience last long? Did you make it happen? Are there things you can do to experience more of them? Did your experience change your life at all? Subtly? Dramatically?
- What theological idea of God does Maltbie Babcock's hymn express?