Thursday, September 28, 2006

Why do we do what we do?

A while back we (the Huddle) were discussing some ideas for our future meetings, and one of the ideas floated around was that we should have church at the pub-an idea which i'm totally up for-if we have a good reason.

See i think its easy when rethinking church stuff to just be attracted to something because it looks cooler and funkier, because its better than meeting in a 'church building', because people would tell us how much more in tune with culture we are if we're in a pub, or all these other crappy superficial reasons.

I reckon meeting in a pub would be an awesome thing to do, if we were going to connect with the pub crowd, or if that was where we all naturally hung out, or some similar good missional reason.

Somebody suggested once that we as the huddle should meet in our footy club rooms, which has some merit, but I'm not totally keen on, for one, WE ARE NOT A FOOTY CHURCH, a lot of people still seem to ask me about how the footy church is going, but thats not our only focus, its one, but not our only. But mainly because the motivation of the person suggesting it thought it would be a 'cool' thing to do, which don't impress me much.

We need to get over our desire to be cool, and just get on with the business of connecting with people, and living the way we reckon Jesus would if he were in our shoes.


Gareth Williams said...

Good call Diggs. It's easy to get disollusioned with the old, and if you're the sort of person who likes new things like I am, it's easy to get caught up in doing something just because it's different.
Sometimes things are done for a good reason.

Anonymous said...

Seems your rad / trad balance is shifting.
Enjoying your ever-increasing depth.

Anonymous said...

really perception thoughts digs, top stuff. and really, really important too, i reckon, in the whole 're thinking church' thing.

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