Author(s): Mark Scandrette
In "Soul Graffiti", Mark Scandrette-writer, poet, and leader in the Emergent church movement-uses vivid stories of his own life and the lives of the many people he has encountered in his home in the Mission District of San Francisco to explore what "good news of God" might mean for our particular time and place. He seeks to answer the central question: "How can we be about making a life in the way of Jesus?""Soul Graffiti" is a simple and lyrical exploration of the essential message of Jesus as it relates to the experiences of contemporary spiritual seekers. He integrates theological insight with awareness of human psychology, culture, and daily life. Written to appeal to the sensibilities of those who inhabit a post-Christendom milieu, Mark Scandrette's deepest hope is to give readers greater motivation for, and a fuller sense of what it means to make a life in, the way of Jesus.
Mark Scandrette is the executive director and cofounder of ReIMAGINE, a center for spiritual formation in San Francisco. Mark is a founding member of SEVEN, a monastic community devoted to holistic and integrative Christian spirituality. With extensive experience leading churches and community-based organizations, Mark has been a minister, writer, and spiritual teacher for 15 years. Mark is also a senior fellow with Emergent (www.emergentvillage.com), a growing generative friendship among missional Christian leaders.
Emergent Visions Series ForewordForewordAcknowledgmentsPreface to the paperback editionIntroduction: Graffiti Punctuating the SilencePART ONE: HEARING THE MESSAGE OF JESUS IN THE HERE AND NOW1 Curiosity and the Ghosts of the Past2 Rabbi and Revolutionary3 Community: The Path of a Companion4 Experiments in TruthPART TWO: EMBRACING LIFE AS A GIFT AND SACRED TRUST5 Darkness and Light: The Scandal of Eternity6 Our Eyes as Windows on the World7 Living and Telling the Story of Your Life8 Creativity: The Path of an ArtistPART THREE: THE GREATER WHOLENESS OF GENESIS-VISION9 The Tiny Seed and the Big Tree10 Bread and Wine and the Deeper Magic 11 Compassion: The Path of a Healer12 Beryl: A Semiprecious JewelPART FOUR: IMAGINING AND INHABITING THE WAY OF LOVE13 Contemplation: The Path of a Mystic14 Dancing into the Circle15 Enter the Jesus Dojo