We have 263 churches in Lubbock, where’s the differences. When did we decide what makes ‘church’ church.
I’m in the worship service at The Mission as I type this. It is an emergent, quite postmodern church in Abilene.
We have a couple of churches similar in style in Lubbock (I’m a part of Heights Fellowship) but where’s the diversity? Argh! This is what I long for — people from all backgrounds coming together in worship of the One. There are people here who just parked their homes out front (their cars) and those who came from their nice homes. There is a professor of bible from Hardin-Simmons University helping to lead music and a long-haired, barefoot, elementary school teachin’ bass player along with smells and looks and casualness that would have people in some other churches saying this is of satan.
People on the floor, a guy painting a related piece of art, the guy who did the pastor’s tattoos hanging out outside the back door.
It feels good here. I feel home.