Added with that mix, I've found myself in the 'emerging church' conversation for the past ten years as well.
AND... life is so much more honest, so much more kingdom focused, so much less about me, and so much more about others than I had ever dreamed. BUT?
I'm also wondering if my little conservative Hudsonville is ready to re-think what it means to be the church here? I'm just a bit skeptical, and I'm not sure if it is a fair question. Am I leaving my hometown behind, or am I called to help it more faithfully live into the kingdom?