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This is the flag that hangs outside my church. It has also been about six or seven years since I’ve called a church “my church”. I left the last one feeling so sure I’d gotten the whole thing wrong. That what I’d experienced was some joke; that these houses of the lord were just jail cells of hypocrisy. I’d heard of Collective, as one hears of things in a small close knit downtown like DeLand and Stetson. Through my time at Trilogy, I met more and more of the members. Intrigued by their ideals, LGBTQ acceptance, and a personal need to keep branching out into the DeLand community, I went for the first time over summer.
Bill, Renee and Ryan McCullough lived the life they were given. They weren’t scared to die because they were too busy living! Loving deeply, giving themselves generously, and serving others selflessly. Showing us what lives of significance look like. We’re here to celebrate the life and mourn the death of our friends and loved ones, dear to those here today and so many more near and far.
Let's consider Bart's Prayer. No, not Barth, the prominent Swiss Protestant Theologian; Bart Simpson, whose character has an endearing, but often mistaken arrogance. He’s not an ingrate, but he does seem ungrateful. We resonate with his anti-establishment, rule-breaking sense of autonomy, but even we must critique such a misguided sense of isolated independence.
BY MICHAEL ALGER | MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2015
I was so glad I resisted the urge to stay home from Collective last night. I had this urge only because I had a busy weekend and was tired, and it’s about a 40 minute drive for me, even though Deland rocks and I always find something amazing to eat and drink following the service. Past experience though has taught me that unless I have a tangible reason not to go do something that has been beneficial in the past, simply not feeling like it is not a valid reason and I always end up satisfied in resisting that excuse.
This article originally appeared as a post on Michael's page, HERE
We are a misfit faith community that gathers in DeLand on Sundays at 5pm. Come as you are.
We value highly the metaphor of journey. We’re different people from different places and backgrounds, representing an intergenerational community, and we’ve traveled different paths. So, we agree not to make assumptions about the person across from us, next to us, or in conversation with us. We challenge ourselves to be sensitive, knowing this community includes a diverse group of people from life-long followers of Jesus, to people who are just now open to the idea that God might exist. We strive to avoid offense, ask good questions, articulate and explain our responses. We don’t assume fluency in bible, spirituality, or Church language, because we believe the message of Jesus is not for Christianity, but for humanity. So, we do everything in the spirit of love and grace.
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