.::A Long Pew

Today in class we had author, writer, poet Robert Benson speak to our Intro to Ministry Class on the topic of Liturgy.  He started out talking about his own spiritual journey from being born and raised in the Nazarene church then meandering to the Methodist and more recently ending up in the Episcopal church.  In the course of this discussion, he said something that is going to stick with me for a long time, he called all these different traditions different people sitting on a long  pew that we call the “church.”

I like that image.

I like that he has us all in Christendom looking in the same direction.  While I understand that it is challenging for some to embrace this idea.  I have always been an ecumenical and it is great to now have an image that goes with my theology.

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One Response to “.::A Long Pew”

  1. I stumbled upon your blog this morning. Your class visitor and I have begun a blog called The Long Pew (www.thelongpew.com) in an attempt to capture a conversation that is taking place in almost every place where people gather to talk about faith, life and what matters most.

    You don’t know who I am, but my guess is that you are familiar enough with Robert to know that he is on to something. You’re more than welcome to drop by and join our conversation whenever it makes sense.

    Blessings, Ben.

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