Barbara Brown Taylor has written an excellent article in the May 29, 2007 issue of Christian Century. Barbara Brown Taylor is discussing some of the correspondence she has received since writing her recent book Leaving Church. (If you are interested Adam Walker Cleaveland has recently written a review of Leaving Church on his blog pomomusings, you can read his review here.
In the article in Christian Century, Barbara Brown Taylor writes: What I cannot figure is how any church organized around the self-donation of Jesus can stay invested in self-preservation. What would it look like for a church to lay down its life for its friends?
She concludes the article: Leaving church, I believe, is what church is for – leaving on a regular basis, leaving to see what God is up to in the world and joining God there, delivering all the riches of the institution to those who need them most, in full trust that God will never leave the church without all that it needs to live.
Amen! If you are interested in reading the full article, you can read it here.
Thanks to Barbara Brown Taylor for giving some profound thoughts to chew on this morning! What are your thoughts about this article?