January 23, 2018

Missional Communities in Texas

Over at his website, Amplified Church, Bishop Andy Doyle just published my post on missional communities here in Texas:
In the 2013 film Gravity, we watch as Sandra Bullock’s character cries, “Will you mourn for me? Will you say a prayer for me before its too late? I mean, I’d say one for myself but I’ve never prayed in my life. Nobody ever taught me how.” 
Nobody ever taught me how. 
Studies such as those conducted by the Pew Research Center have brought attention the ongoing decline of religious affiliation in the west.  Like the fictional example above, one of the outcomes of this trend will be that fewer people will be familiar with the practices that have provided generations with the tools to engage the Divine. It is important to acknowledge that, even in Texas, fewer Americans are finding their way to our sacred spaces to be shaped into people prepared to encounter God in the triumphs and tragedies of life, and everything in between.
Read the rest here.

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