This is the series on the Christian lessons from the 12 step movement.
It provokes a number of questions for me – a lot of them that this is good, but then we have to look at what we are saying when we say this essentially theistic movement with its roots in Christian tradition (and in particular the Oxford movement, which is much criticised by John Stott among others) has some big lessons for us. Once again, where is God in the place that is good but doesn’t name itself Christian. Or does 12 steps also in a way have to admit it’s own faults and need of redemption, or is that a bit too meta.
Anyway, this is really interesting to look at, because the thing that so many of us want above all is change. Continue reading