What is happening in the text (story) and who are the characters?
Where is that story happening in the world today? Who are today’s characters that are playing a part in this story?
Where do you experience this story in your community, at your job, with your friends or family?
How is this story your story? Where does this story live within you?
The Educational Center has been publishing issue-centered story-based spiritual resources since the 1940s. Their maieutic (midwife) educational methodology guides participants in an exploration of the weekly Revised Common Lectionary through a series of questions and activities which ask the following about the weekly text:
The Educational Center offers a free WEEKLY CONTEMPLATION email which provides the weekly text, a series of guided questions/activities and an applicable image. Sign up here.
Want to learn more about issue-centered education and the maieutic method? Awakening the Fire Within is a primer/textbook on issue-centered education and available for purchase here.