Monday, August 28, 2006

Ready or Not...

Here i am at the end of another August, back around to the beginning of another school year. I can hardly believe it! I am not ready for the culture shock of running back into the fall schedule, but I have enjoyed the music at band camp again, and look forward to lots of great music this year - with my band and otherwise.

I've been reading some cool blogs this summer, and have recently discovered some centered on the "Emergent Conversation" in the church. I put that in quotes, because I am not even certain those who are "emerging" really want a name for the "movement." I mean no disrespect by it.

I think there are some very good things about this conversation. It challenges us to reconsider assumptions we have grown up with about church and faith and issues and what is really important. It makes us look more deeply at how we are applying our faith.

But sometimes it points out problems and then doesn't get constructive. That is too bad. Because we are all supposed to be part of the Church community, and we should be able to learn and grow together.

Maybe that's part of why I like my band so much. No matter what, they quite literally have to play together, and we must be constructive with each other. The church has a lot to learn from the band...

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