All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
Josh Graves is the lead minister for the Otter Creek Church in Nashville, TN. He is author of The Feast: How to Serve Jesus in a Famished World (Leafwood, 2009). Josh also wrote the Study Guide for Lee Camp’s acclaimed Mere Discipleship (Brazos Press). Prior to moving Music City, Josh was the teaching minister for the Rochester Church and taught religion and spirituality courses for the department of religion at Rochester College (MI). Josh is currently a doctoral candidate at Columbia Seminary in Atlanta studying the relationship of postmodernism and Christian faith. He speaks at churches and conferences regularly around the country.
Josh’s first book, The Feast, was written to young adults and progressive Christians in attempt to re-imagine the role of the church in a pluralistic society. The Feast responds to our hunger for a holistic spirituality that is rooted in the Jesus Story. It invites us to pull up around the table and feast on the Scripture. The Feast is a book seeking to bridge the world of reflection and practice. The chasm of belief and practice (a product of the Enlightenment and its quest for facts and objective truth) is evident even in many of today’s “post” modern writings.
He is originally from the suburbs of Detroit (Rochester)