1. Share, if you wish, the biggest change you experienced this past year. Oiy. In a nutshell, over the last year I’ve been asking a lot of questions about how we do church and why, for the most part, it isn’t working here in the U.S. This journey has been a bit like taking the red pill of Matrix lore. Bottom line? There’s lots of folks out there exploring these questions. As for me, I’m thinking Kingdom life as body-life will only come as we help each other attach to Jesus.(Image: Matrix screenshot copyrighted by Warner Bros; via Wikipedia)
2. Talk about a time you changed your mind about something, important or not. Before I had kids, I really wanted to have twins. My hubby and I were aiming for two kids and I thought it would be great to do it all at once. Heh, I changed my mind about that within the first few hours after I had my first kid. Ack, how do you moms of twins do it?! You’ve got my utmost respect.
3. Bishop John Shelby Spong wrote a controversial book called "Why Christianity Must Change or Die." Setting aside his ideas--what kind of changes would you like to see in the Church? I want to see the walls of the church collapse and God’s people move into and through the nooks and crannies of each space in which they walk and breathe. I want to see the wonder in people faces as they get that it’s all about attaching to Jesus. I want to see us really be like family. I want to see God’s rule expanded in the hearts of men, women and children until they can no longer hold it and it spills into the world around them—over and over and over again. I want to see people freed. I want to see people come home. I want to see the Kingdom life we can live together come to be.
4. Have you changed your hairstyle/hair color in the last five years? If so, how many times? You betcha (and not telling). Heh, after the birth of my first child in my early 30s a friend who’s a stylist encouraged me to try coloring and I was hooked.
5. What were they thinking with that New Coke thing? What New Coke thing? Heh, I’m a Pepsi drinker.
So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them: "I'm here to introduce you to this God.... He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him!" ~Acts 17