I Beg To Differ

Come in close with me for a moment? I’m in a gentle, whispering sort of mood and I have some thoughts to give and questions I would ask all you feelers and thinkers and lovers. My questions are the coffeehouse or fire pit variety, the kind that get asked when we can look through the steam or across the flames and find, above all things, the value-code writ into each other’s faces. 1. Do you think God knew we would interpret the gospel 7 billion different ways before sunrise on Sunday? (My sense [ read more... ]

Why I’m Going Back To Church

"If I obey Jesus Christ in the seemingly random circumstances of life, they become pinholes through which I see the face of God." ~Oswald Chambers Hi. My name is Erika Lynn Morrison. I have been intentionally engaged with the activity and developement of a post-congregational Christian community for the last 13 years of my life and I say it to you like a confession lest I forget that this expression was the bosom at which my faith nursed - where the Spirit cradled my transformation through daylight [ read more... ]

we are {all of us} hungry for more then bread

There is a church I go to, it gathers in the under-belly of another church and can be accessed thru the back entrance and a flight of stairs going down. Before the Tuesday night doors even open, there is always a long, uneven flesh-line trailing along the gum-dropped sidewalk and this waiting humanity? They are so hungry for bread. I am hungry for Bread, too, so I go to serve at the soup kitchen because He is always there waiting to feed His shadow-people. He is always there, bigger and fuller and [ read more... ]

It Takes A Village

There lives a group of people who have put up with me for the last twelve years. I’ve put up with them, too, because we decided early on that one of our mutual values would have to be perseverance if we wanted any chance at “making it” through thick and thin. “Thick and thin” puts it rather mildly, I suppose, in terms of what life was really like as a community of people who wanted to make a difference with each other, the city we lived in and ultimately for the Greater Kingdom’s sake. [ read more... ]

Why I Don’t Go To Church

Dear Reader, Your question - the one about church and "why go?" - has stayed suspended in my molecular space and will not leave for the life of me. And I've been ruminating, rolling the query over and around. Now it sits, just there, a small burden in my belly. Because the thing is, I don't believe that all Christians should go to church, but I absolutely believe, from every angle of my feeble heart, that all Christians need to do Church . . . *** Today I'm over at Deeper Story [ read more... ]