Cultural Relevance

A buddy of mine blogged recently about church.  Here’s what he wrote:

“Last night, I checked out a local church in the area. It was refreshing to go some place new and see how another group “does church.” My friend asked me afterward how I liked it, and I told him that it was good, but church services generally don’t impress or disappoint me. What I’m interested in is how they do community. Most people who consider themselves serious Christians attend church in some form, but how many really have a significant experience in community? Most of us are yearning for more authentic fellowship without understanding how to get there…

…I’m seeing that this kind of re-imagining of church is becoming more the “norm” in the lives of Christ-followers who are wanting to go deep in their faith…”

Click here to read the rest of his thoughts on this.


The following is a really interesting video I found recently.  It ties in really nicely with the ongoing discussions here and here.

The jury is still out for me on whether or not I agree with this video’s content.  BUT, I am leaning towards yes.  Whatever your opinions are on the subject matter, no one can dispute the cinematic quality.  This video is very well done (FYI, it plugs a book at the end, which I have no clue about and make no statement on whether or not I agree with) and very thought-provoking.

Check it out: