1-800-call the junior warden, pleaseOne of the topics of Phyllis Tickle's addresses with us was Emergent Christianity.
(Really, I have lots of notes and I plan some longer, indepth posts about all of this. )
One of the hallmarks of some emergent churches, she pointed out, was that they are not always tied to a piece of real estate, and she gave us some examples of churches that simply gather in a park or wherever the leadership sends an email instructing the congregation to meet at the appointed time. As she pointed out, there are advantages and disadvantages to being connected to a piece of real estate.
Which I was certainly thinking about when I opened to the door to the vesting sacristy yesterday, having not been on there since Sunday, and discovered that somehow water had gotten in and soaked part of the carpet, leaving both a stain and a smell.
Yep, this would be the disadvantages of the real estate.