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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

a slice of what?

well, it is not secret that i am the lead pastor at connection church in hickory, nc - and i might add that i love it :) i got a email from a bud, bob hyatt over at evergreen at the other side of the world [in portland] letting me know that "ingrid" was dogging connection church again - because we have a picture of a girl sitting between two guys on the front page - she thinks it has "sexual over tones." well, i did post a comment on her blog, and i guess we will see if she posts it [she approves all "first time comments" to her blog]

but now here is the dilemma i find myself in. with a new lead guy [me] and a new building, we are developing a new site - and that picture is not in the mix - but if we keep it off the mix, will she then claim it was her voice that changed our minds? do you see what i mean? do we do as we were doing, and just be who we are? for us, the picture expresses community and relationship - nothing sexual at all. then, if we do not use that picture do we look at every picture we then desire to use and think "could this be sexual?" - man, this can be a mind-blowing and weird experience. what is a off centered, connective, relational, loving, accepting, forgiving community of faith to do?

i know, while we encourage her to have her own thought, we accept the fact that her thoughts do not drive us as a community of faith. we will design the site as we desire, and use the pictures we believe best express our community. if we worry about what every person will or will not like we will be placed in fear and never move forward. we encourage her to continue to express her voice, but we also stand that we do not have to agree with her - or allow her to determine the path of connection church -

or comment in community

4 Comments:

Blogger Kyle said...

Well, I think the one guys shirt is too tight!

Are you kidding me? These people need to get some hobbies.

John the fellowship is in my prayers.

8/31/2005 01:49:00 PM

 

Blogger Rich said...

And to think I was going to come visit you heathens!!! Hang in there. I do hope to come see you guys and check out what you are doing. That is if I can afford the gas for a 200 mile round trip. :)

8/31/2005 08:45:00 PM

 

Blogger Josh said...

I think your whole entry reeks of sexual overtones. I'm feeling quite randy myself right now. I'm in a good mind to put on a little Paula Abdul and gyrate my hips.

9/06/2005 10:53:00 AM

 

Anonymous Jamie Arpin-Ricci said...

Sorry to go off topic, but I saw from your header image that Florida is in your region. Any emergent groups near Naples? If so, please email at jamie@arpin-ricci.com, as there a friend in the region looking for a connection.

Peace,
Jamie

9/08/2005 08:33:00 PM

 

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