I would like us to craft a definition of faith based on the voices of the persecuted church.  Nik Ripken’s book is not a text book per se, but it has lots of stories that can send us back to the Bible to crosscheck if we understand this key aspect of all of our lives.  I am super excited about our Sunday settings as well as our House Church discussions on this topic of faith.  I ask you to make room for both.  I really believe our discussions on this topic will shake up a weak, if not ignorant, view of what faith is and help us all understand the critical role faith plays in all of our lives.