Many people have an image of the church as an out-of-touch institution. While I myself have witnessed some churches that fit such a description, I have also witnessed the church being much more. This poem is a reflection on the centrality of creativity and relational commitment to maintaining a church that is both anchored and culturally responsive.
This poem was written and performed following the violence and social unrest of July 2016. Blood Pooled on Blood
Two guys in skinny jeans walk out of Invision Church's downtown Portland satellite campus evening worship gathering, sipping their lattes and arguing about who really liked that band/style/artist before they became popular.* They head over to a friend's house, guzzle some PBR, and talk about empire, deconstructionism, and current internet memes. Through these activities they find a camaraderie in their similarities and develop a strong community commitment to one another. It is both the best [...]