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Posted by: In: Christianity 08 Oct 2006 Comments: 0

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.

Comments: 0

  1. Posted by David Curry 09 Oct 2006 at 8:52 pm

    I’m proud to say that I’m friends with the HSU professor and the bass player. We all played in together as part of an early AM worship service at our church. The church moved back to one service and these friends began part of The Mission. These guys are great friends, Christian friends. I miss the times we played together in the worship service. I enjoy the times I’ve been able to worship at The Mission. Our Lord has blessed this ministry. May God’s peace through His Son Jesus be upon you.

  2. Posted by Brian Danko 10 Oct 2006 at 2:16 pm

    I know the guitar player.

    Be Happy.

  3. Posted by Walter Smith 10 Oct 2006 at 2:24 pm

    The Mission reminds me of an impromptu church service we had at the refinery.

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