Some of you would have noticed that my blog has not been updated that regularly lately. There are a number of reasons for this. The main one being my dissertation, which was handed in a week ago – I’m still recovering from it and catching up with the housework! Another reason is that I am processing what I want to achieve through blogging. Finally I am processing the whole emergent movement, where I fit into it? How does blogging fit into it – given that there is a small target audience and bloggers compared to those involved in new ways of doing church. I’m kind of thinking around the basics at the moment – being a godly woman, a good wife and a good mother. Deep Church has an appeal – I’m not sure why or how that fits in with me yet. My priorities right now are to God and my family. I need to work on a more intimate relationship with God. I want to raise my children to learn the ways of God. I want to be a supportive wife to my husband – and yes, this means being submissive to him – NOT in a doormat kind of way, but through the understanding that he is the head of our family, he makes decisions based on what he feels is right for our family, so I should support him in that and in his ministry. My main ministry in this season is at home with the children, our joint ministry (a call we both feel we have) will flourish when God allows it.
I want to experience real Christian community. I want to learn about other peoples stories – their past, what God is doing through them at the moment. I want to read about peoples missional experiences and learn about their emergent expression. I want real life. I’m fed up of hearing rants about what is wrong with church. Instead of criticizing (myself included) let’s write about how things are changing, how we are changing them, let’s celebrate the new and keep the good parts of the old (I think this is where Deep Church comes in).
Just my thought process at the moment.