Sunday, November 04, 2007

Going Through Withdrawls from Edginess

After being on sabbatical for two months (on the mission field in the UK, and visiting Taize), followed by returning to the church in time to do our outreach in the month of October, then hopping on a plance to go to the Off the Map conference and spend time with the likes of Brian McLaren, Spencer Burke, Karen Sloan and PresbYmergent gang, Richard Twiss, John Smulo, Jim Henderson, Meg and Benjamin Ady, Sherman and Sidell Bradley, and scores of other cool people I find myself coming off the busyness of the season feeling like "church as usual" is just too weird for me.

Does this mean I have adapted to things that are outside my own box of religious experience - the edgy as if it was a new center for myself?

5 comments:

matt. howard said...
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matt. howard said...

The question is: will this become your *new* box? If so, you'll have to go even more extreme to break out! That will look even more awesome...

Pastor Phil said...

Hey Matt,

It was good doing the stuff with you in Salem. I think if I can find the centered set model with no boxes, I might be safer. Know what I mean bro?

John Smulo said...

Phil,

I can really relate to what you're saying. Missing you and everyone a lot.

Pastor Phil said...

John,

ditto bro.