It never ceases to amaze me at the many way God intervenes on behalf of humanity, to provide the holy connection to healing, hope and despair.
One of the beautiful things about the church and her people is that we are not confined and defined only by mortar, bricks and creeds. We are living breathing emissaries of the Holy and Divine, doing our best to be agents of grace amidst the chaos of daily life.
In the United Methodist church we are “rethinking” church, exploring new and creative ways to expand that idea- that church is more than bricks and credos-more than Sunday morning worship and Wednesday evening programs.
Rethinking church, then opens up the frontier of Second Life and other virtual worlds and social networking mediums.
What if church were a place where a cookie loving dragon can sit with steampunk wrestlers, bluejeaned pastors, and seek God’s word and grace?
What if rethink church were a place where people from all over the world gathered for conversation, dancing, music, art, and prayer?
What if rethinking church was a post-denmoninational expression in a virtual medium that creates a sacred space for sojouners to find God?
To really see God at work in our world, we need to rethink how we expect to encounter God and how God can encounter us.
God is the ongoing creative synthesis of humans connecting in grace and compassion to become God’s holy people wherever they are gathered.
Koinonia Church, Beloved Gardens, Lighthouse Point and Art &Soul are simply more ways for us to rethink and be church.
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