We are super excited for the beginning of our third Fall series at Crash, entitled The Death of “They”.
This series wraps up our fall theme – Mind the Gap. We are discussing the gap that exists between “us and them” (that would be between followers of Christ and the rest of the world).
In our limited experience, we continue to discover many Christians who consider non-Christians to be “they”. Our conversation is continually outsider vs. insider. Recently, we heard the story of a woman who stopped going to the woman who cut her hair because the woman was not a Christian. The woman customer’s feelings? “I don’t know what we would have to talk about if she’s not a Christian.”
This kind of thinking is far more pervasive that one might think and we feel that we are called to be gap-menders, seeking to make a shift from “they” to “you”. From talking about other people (“they”) to actually building relationships (“you”). It is a lot more difficult to speak disparagingly and harshly about people you know than you do not. There are fewer consequences and your conscience is less accountable because rebuke from a stranger means less than rebuke from a friend.
Sunday, November 1st will include a great jam from the band before the service, a powerful dramatic sketch by a guest artist, a visionary talk from Maxie Burch, and interaction with an incredible community of people. We would love to see you at Crash in the month of November.