community, spiritual

What Community Is NOT

Since I've written about -- and lauded -- Christian community before, I should be clear about something: Community is NOT a matter of doing as much as possible together. Quite the opposite. It's about being independent together.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes in his marvelous little book Life Together: "Along with the day of the Christian family fellowship… Continue reading What Community Is NOT

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community, Scripture, spiritual

Acts 2 in the Everyday

Some have called it a Christian version of "The Real World." A re-enactment of "Friends" (there are 6 of us, after all). A commune. A crazy, demanding, overwhelming concept. I call it home. Crazy: yes. Demanding often. Overwhelming occasionally. And good always (whether it feels good or not). When you live in intentional community for a… Continue reading Acts 2 in the Everyday