Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Does church hinder or help community?

Tim Simmonds keeps the community debate going with this post on church and the community and ponders whether the busyness of Christians who 'run' church get in the way of them 'being' church by hanging out together. 

Of course while hanging out together sounds like fun, with some nice cozy relationship time with me and my buddies, the reality is quite different. That means more sharing of food, cooking, raising of children, more co-operating on household projects. It means not just watching TV but actively discussing issues of faith and culture and it means working together on the commission Christ gave us. If you're up for that, let's hang out.  

I've just been trying to find out how to post word docs to blogger (try Google docs) and although I've not quite managed it I think you can see one such file on community here, it's interesting how people see community and this is very 'churchy'


Royal in Texas on 11 September 2007 at 12:53 said...

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo and Fred and Ethel Mertz. That was community. You don't have to live in a commune and have no privacy to be in community.
You have to care for the needs of others and do life together.

Tim Simmonds on 11 September 2007 at 13:40 said...

Like your definition of hanging out.

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