There once was a reformedlostboy who set out to deconstruct neverland. He was looking to go Beyond Evangelical and find an Assembling of the Church that fit more with the Story of the First Century Church because he was totally Rethinking Faith and Church. He once heard about this guy named Jon's Journey who was Blogging for Jesus in his Journal from Zarephath. So he set out on a journey of his own Looking For Church and found himself saying "I'm Losing My Religion". Like the Voice of One Crying Out in Suburbia he wandered through the wilderness of man's makings shouting Ardent Cries as he searched and searched for some believers that were sharing life together. The only believers he could find were too busy in various buildings, organisations, institutions, clubs, and cliques. It was really beginning to suck because he was increasingly Allergic to BS. For a while he thought he may have to go all the way to an Ekklesia in Southern Maine he had heard about. He felt like no one knew what it was like to be the sad man Behind Blue Eyes. Then all the sudden he ran into some folks that lived in Eden Village and grabbed a bite with them as they were all Eating With Unwashed Hands. As he ate he was thinking about the passage in Micah 7 (link goes to a blog not an online Bible) where it says
Woe is me! For I have become
as when the summer fruit has been gathered,
as when the grapes have been gleaned:
there is no cluster to eat,
no first-ripe fig that my soul desires.
The godly has perished from the earth,
and there is no one upright among mankind;
they all lie in wait for blood,
and each hunts the other with a net.
Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well;...
...a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
But as for me, I will look to the LORD;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.
He thought that maybe the wait was over. He was finally beginning to see how being a perpetually Subversive 1 wasn't having a very positive effect on his efforts to build relationships. He was Anxious to Impart and Illuminate the hearts and minds of everyone he came into contact with but the more effort he put forth the more he felt like The Very Worst Missionary on earth sounding more like Chloe's Voice than God's voice. He thought he may be one who was Called to Rebuild, or at least play a part in building the temple made of living stones but he was barely coming up with experiences to write in his Simple Church Journal. Even now he doesn't know which way is up. I guess he will just continue stumbling along pursuing Christ Till He Comes and and continue Desiring God with every fiber of his being. Even if he does only have a View From the Cheap Seats as he walks along the line Between 2 Worlds looking for the Pure Church.
<<Other blogs of note that just don't have cool names that I can weave into a perfectly pointless story for my own amusement are: Jon Zens' blog, Milt Rodriguez's blog, the M blog, 1 Jon and Shane's blog. Maybe it's time for a name change guys? Just so I can toy around with it :) >>
That was kinda fun and as I went through I realized there were several of my faves that hadn't made it into my blogroll yet. So YAY!!!! now the list is a little more complete.
If you read my blog regularly and you have a blog of your own I would reeeeeeaaallllly like to know who you are and check out your stuff. My readers would probably be pretty interested too so do us all a favor and drop a comment with a link into the comment box below. PLEEEEEEEEZE Okay that sounds kinda desperate, which I'm not, actually I don't have time to read all of the posts from the ones above but I try. I really, really do. And with that this post is......DONE. Oh yeah, wait, hold up, one more thing. You can show much love to myself and all these really great bloggers by hitting one of the little share buttons below and sending this to facebook, twitter or your blog. Go ahead, do it...you know you want to. All the cool kids are sharing :)