Friday, July 4, 2008


Per Merriam Webster:


1: to go, proceed, or come after 2 a: to engage in as a calling or way of life : pursue b: to walk or proceed along 3 a: to be or act in accordance with b: to accept as authority : obey 4 a: to pursue in an effort to overtake b: to seek to attain 5: to come into existence or take place as a result or consequence of 6 a: to come or take place after in time, sequence, or order b: to cause to be followed 7: to copy after : imitate 8 a: to watch steadily b: to keep the mind on c: to attend closely to : keep abreast of d: to understand the sense or logic of (as a line of thought)


1 : to honor or reverence as a divine being or supernatural power 2 : to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion (a celebrity worshipped by her fans) intransitive verb : to perform or take part in worship or an act of worship

Do we follow or do we worship?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Best Parts

Tracy over at The Best Parts has a cool post today about being people who "follow" instead of being people who "worship."

Which one are we? I think we are a worshipful congregation. Being a following congregation requires taking great risks. It requires bold action. In our current climate of defunding programs, it doesn't appear that following is our priority. Perhaps that will change.