I feel like I'm in a private club. Does anyone else have that sense? And I don't mind the members in the club. They're quite nice.
What do we want to do? What to do we want to be? When Nick and Jane re-began the group (which is what I'm suggesting is in order again), the five of us settled on being a place to talk about emergent and doing topical discussions on a bi-weekly basis. A few months later, Zach prompted discussions that led to our current schedule of discussion/celebration of the faithful/discussion/super-fun. Now, many new voices are part of the conversation, so please speak up: what works and what doesn't? Should we abandon the celebrations? Should we only do celebrations? How can we reimagine this thing?
Peter Rollins commented this morning that "no matter how much people within or outside the church accept doubt, complexity and ambiguity they do not want it to be reflected in the worship songs, the liturgies and the preaching. The structure itself is protected from doubt."
How can we let doubt be a part of our structure?