Welcome to Common Grounds Online. Readers of Common Grounds have suggested a website to continue the explorations they began in the book. In keeping with the interactions of Professor MacGregor, Brad, Lauren and Jarrod, the theme of this site is ‘learning and living the Christian story.’
I have invited friends, and a few friends of friends, to communicate aspects of the Christian story that have been significant in their own lives. We’re all trying to find joy and pleasure in this life and the next, but often we forfeit the joy that could be ours by living out foolish, competing scripts. What distinguishes Common Grounds Online Contributors is not our own goodness, achievement or service, but rather the recognition of our need of God’s grace abounding in our lives.
At CGO we strictly do not do politics. We ask that you not leave comments pertaining to politics. Instead, we're focusing on constructive depictions of what it looks like to live the Christian story in our day.
By way of resources, I am making available for free a Common Grounds Study Guide for small groups.
It should go without saying but in case it does not: the posts of each Contributor do not necessarily reflect the views of other Contributors, including me. While all the Contributors are committed to historic Christian orthodoxy, I have invited Contributors from a range of backgrounds and theological perspectives in the hopes that we might inspire, challenge, critique, encourage and inform our readers and each other. There are perspectives represented with which I disagree, but I hope we can seek the purity of the Church as we love and contend with and for one another.
My hope is that you will robustly and graciously engage the Contributors and one another. And if your thoughtful engagement is leavened by a good dose of humor, so much the better. I invite you to respond to our posts. The Contributors and I look forward to continuing the conversation with you.