Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Let me tell you a little more about WikiWorship. WikiWorship is about creating "space" for people to be real with the questions that they have for the Church. After bringing together all the questions that we can we are hoping to get together in community and work to answer these questions. I know for sure that we can't always get all the questions answered --- but at the least I hope that we will be able to put the questions out on the table for discussion. But, we can't do that in some virtual world we call Internet. There are some awesome things that we can do for community on the web --- but it is not the end all be all of community. The web is there as a tool to help connect people together --- but if we are never connected as living breathing beings that can be touched --- then that is not connected (in the truest sense of the word). It's kind of like this --- imagine if you were born and your mother never touched you --- I think you could honestly say that you two were not connected. Well the Church is to be the body of Christ --- we are to be the Christian community --- that is why we are to worship together and be together. With this WikiWorship project I hope to connect us in worship. That is why this summer we will have worship services that are devoted to the questions that are raised --- so that we can, as a community, gather together to praise and glorify God and to help each other to understand more and more the God we serve. Even though this God is sometimes beyond our understanding, just like the Psalmist says in 92.5 - "How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!"