If Christian conversion is understood as conversion-in-history, then how does our present culture of fear, distrust and indifference to the ‘other’ animate discipleship as an ongoing process of conversion? This essay develops a narrative hermeneutic as a viable conceptual and theological framework for engaging this question. Describing the conversion process as an unfolding story of our lived “yes” to God’s self-gift, it argues that saying “yes” to God today means, among other things, welcoming the (often demanding) story of the other. The “yes” of conversion entails nurturing a narrative hospitality. The essay offers two ways to practice a spatially and temporally responsible narrative hospitality that are urgent for Christian discipleship today.
"Building a Story Together: The Challenge of Conversion in a Plural Age; A Narrative Interpretation,"
Journal of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium: Vol. 8, Article 7.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/jbcts/vol8/iss1/7