Conversatio Divina

Following Jesus After the Rise and Fall of a Leader: Reflections on Mars Hill

There are times in the Christian life that we find ourselves “astray in a dark wood” wondering where we are, how we got here, and how we will get through it. Whether these moments come upon us gradually or suddenly, they are accompanied by a sense of disorientation, doubt, confusion, pain, struggle, and isolation.

In our latest addition to Bittersweet—a series of articles, curated by Michael Di Fuccia, from souls who have walked this bitter path and have come through more alive than when they began—we bring to you a gratingly honest article, by A.J. Swoboda, about following Christ in the aftermath of having been failed by the leaders who pointed us to him.

We invite you to read the article to its end where the author offers suggested practices and readings.