Thursday is for Discipleship
“A conversion is an experience of deep continuity and discontinuity. Although through conversion we are certainly not called to abandon the world or escape from it–Jesus insists on this in his prayer of John 17 (see v. 15)–we nevertheless recognize that there is a profound discontinuity between the values and mores of the world and those of the reign of Christ. The whole process and experience of conversion is one of moving out from under this foreign authority and moving under the reign of Christ, the cosmic Lord and head of a new humanity (cf. Col 1:13-14)
—Transforming Conversion: Rethinking the Language and Contours of Christian Initiation, Gordon T. Smith, (Baker, 2010), 33.
Is a person converted if their life does not change?