I think Easter is supposed to be the cornerstone holiday of Christianity, at least that’s what I grew up thinking in my Evangelical upbringing. After all, Jesus died…… Read more “Why I’ve started to dislike Easter”
Nature requires chaos and disorder for resiliency… is it any different for human communities seeking resiliency and health? We must change up our rhythms, who is present, what we eat, and the places we gather in order to grow and be strong. Diversity, disorder, even chaos should be woven into to each aspect of our lives.
…or at least what we are looking for, obsessed with, or troubled by. Paying attention is perhaps one of the best things we can do. What are YOU dwelling on?
My friend Marc, had some questions regarding tradition and community in response to my reflections on our ceremony, and I think it’s worth a post.
Tradition helps us stay grounded in history which is absolutely essential if we are to adapt to change well. It’s a paradox really. Adapt yet ground in history. So, we as a community must know and celebrate (or even lament) our history, and yet we must continue to build new ways of doing ceremony and ritual.
**Edit:I have made some changes to the following post and comments as I realize it is terribly bad form to begin naming churches in negative ways. I…… Read more “City Church and things changing in Bend”