Creating Space/Making Room

Essay

The December 2009 Commencement address for Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon Ohio. The theme of the address focuses on biblical hospitality, as “creating space and making room.” Hospitality, biblically understood, challenges us to relate to others as if we were relating to Christ Himself. It is a way of life for the Christian leader. For the strange and the stranger, the disenfranchised and lonely, and to our family members and friends, creating space and making room is the essence of hospitality, biblically understood.

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