Galileo Church: Epiphany 2
March 6 through April 7, 2019
Lent Series. “Scatology: relational bullshit under the microscope”
For Lent, we’re examining our fourth missional priority closely: “We do real relationship, no bullshit, ever.” What exactly do we mean by “bullshit”? How do we recognize it, avoid it, and avoid doing unto others what we don’t want done to ourselves?
March 10, First Sunday in Lent. John 4:1-42.
Origin story: how we got the fourth missional priority, or millennials and queerness, and the miraculous integration of selves. What does it mean that the church of our past asked us to fragment ourselves, keeping part(s) of ourselves hidden from sight or dressed up? Now that we have new eyes on the tradition and the text – Millennials who are shockingly transparent on social media, queer people who refuse to stay in the closet – we are able to see what was always there: that God desires (and so should we) the wholeness of every human being, the sameness of self from one setting to another. The church is a learning lab for integration or, colloquially, “no bullshit, ever.” Postscript: the no bullshit ethic is best practiced in real relationship– both pieces are required for either to have integrity.
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