I’ve been thinking a lot about soul hunger these days.
What is it this over-stretched world of ours needs in order to feed soul? For many, that answer lies in church buildings and pews and the community we call “church”.
Others have been put off by the organization calling itself church. For years they have heard words of condemnation emanating out of organized Christian outposts and they want none of it. Rather than do the hard work of interpreting long-used language in order for it to be meaningful in ways life-giving, many don’t even try to find soul food in church.
I smart about that. I want to argue. I want to say that “we aren’t like that here!”. We welcome all, we seek to see the Christ in all, we want people to know the glory of their messy humanity and the power of joining together with other imperfects and we want to learn and work together in such a way that our lives and our world are transformed.
But how to get past the barbed-wire of unsafe many have put around the thing called “church”?
I’d welcome your thoughts on that.