It is amazing what happens to a word when you insert a hyphen. Recreation speaks to us of the outdoors and to non-work time. It suggests fun and activity. Insert a hyphen and there is a suggestion that something be created anew or to be renewed. How might that notion influence our church and our individual lives?
We believe that all things are related, and that everything that is came from what was before. If new species emerge from existing ones, then maybe we really are a monkey’s uncle. What does it mean to be a church where we believe that evolution, and emergence, are real?