Friday, September 21, 2007

Narrative.

About 15 (fifteen) of us gathered tonight in the living room of the apt. connected to Oakwood Hall to discuss our lives as covenant community. The gathering is called "narrative: grace. table. story. breathe." Our time together was rich. I am thankful to have heard the stories that were shared tonight. It seems as if the walls built by "the church" (walls which guard intimacy, relationship, authenticity, vulnerability, and transparency) are beginning to crumble. The alternative conciousness of church may not be so alternative anymore.

4 comments:

eric wright said...

Travis,

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I noticed you are from Mt. Vernon. I graduated from MVNU in my previous life.

Joe said...

Yes, I love destroying church walls. Hmmm Walls...

eric wright said...

Travis,

I technically graduated in '97 though I finished in '96. Feel free to use the e-mail me button on my blog to move this out of the comments section.

Anonymous said...

Travis,

I found this statement intriguing, could you elaborate a bit more? Also, do you think this is a good thing?

It seems as if the walls built by "the church" (walls which guard intimacy, relationship, authenticity, vulnerability, and transparency) are beginning to crumble. The alternative conciousness of church may not be so alternative anymore.

~ Erica (Stewart) Heitke

P.S. I'm coming to Homecoming this year and bringing my husband, maybe we'll see you around?

Matthew 5:38-48, NASB

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone want to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only you brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."