When we were growing up, my older sister and I spent lots of time pretending to play school, house, church, doctor (totally innocent) and store.
Since she was the oldest, she was always the mommy, the teacher, the preacher, the doctor, or the grocer. (You firstborns can be a little bossy!)
With pretending, there is the freedom to create a scenario more to our liking. Our pretend school had lots of recess.
Many of us have sat around our tables with like-minded friends trying to imagine what church could be, with conversation and imagination flowing as freely as the wine, coffee, or guiness.
With certain of our friends, the conversation always eventually turns there. As we've deconstructed, healed, grown, and changed, the imagined scenarios have shifted to reflect the changes in our hearts.
RealLive Preacher asks the question:
“What if we could do church any way that we wanted?”
Perhaps the answer isn't as important as the freedom to explore the question, to listen, to search, and to enter into the process of discovery.