A few months ago there were a couple of bloggers that talked about church punditry and not having enough stories online. They had pretty good points. Now that I’m part of new group I’ve been doing my best to write about it. I’m writing about our joys, questions and struggles. Since then I’ve received a few honest and probably fair comments about what I’ve been writing. Some are concerned that I’m writing too much, being too open. Some are concerned we are talking to much about meetings. One person was concerned that I haven’t talked enough about spiritual leadership of women in our group. I am not saying some of these comments aren’t fair but if I had to act on all of them I wouldn’t know where to start.
In some ways I think the emerging church could be in for a rude awakening. Unity is easy when we criticize the old or speak in theory about the new. Once we put things in to practice some of our old allegiances and assumptions come out. These things come out in our house church which is not part of a denomination. At each step we need to work out the basic things that most churches worked out long ago. This isn’t easy.