A catchphrase for the idea of community in Christian circles has been doing life together. I remember how appealing that phrase sounded to me the first time I heard it. I loved the idea of being so safe and intimate with a group of people. I recalled the days of living in the dorms in […]
Two years ago, I sat in a session by Joe Myers at an Off the Map event. He shared some about his upcoming book Organic Community, which, at the time, was due to be released within 4-6 months. That turned into 18 months and the book was finally released this past spring. I ordered a […]
The following is worth remembering even though it is paraphrased from Shane Claiborne who was quoting, or perhaps even paraphrasing, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: If you love the vision you have for community, you will destroy community. If you love the people around you, you will create community.
While on vacation, I read, or perhams I should say skimmed, Better Together. This is a follow up to the more well-known Bowling Alone. It is filled with stories of communities of people who are creating the social capital that Bowling Alone says is diminishing in our culture. I didn’t really enjoy the book much, […]