Welcome to Dreaming of The Church That Can Be.
This is a blog about church and its possibilities. In a not very distant future, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and other mainline Protestant U.S. denominations will at long last be free of current policies which discriminate against LGBT persons. Then what?
This is a space for musings, dreams, strategies, and shared wisdom about what that church might be like. How will it engage new generations, how will it reach out to those who have been scared off by church? How will we use what we’ve learned in this current struggle to continue the work of being church on the margins – the place where Jesus liked to hang out? How will we use the energies freed up from leaving off these internal struggles to work for the healing of our planet and the reconciliation of its people? How will we learn to trust each other, to discern together God’s will for us – to find the Spirit’s prompting in unexpected places?
We’re hoping that this will be a spot for many voices, fresh ideas, and old dreams – a conversation. Arundhati Roy said: “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
Another revitalized, relevant, Spirit-soaked, Jesus-loving, faith-seeking church is not only possible, she is on her way!
If you would like to post your dreams or your questions, or … please send an email to email@example.com.
(Of course, we reserve the right to selectively publish submissions.)
If you are looking for the main website for That All May Freely Serve, please go to http://tamfs.org. Thanks!