If You’ve Never Stayed Late At House Church…

You probably should.

I’ve said this many times before, most of the time the real church experience happens after some people leave at the traditional ending time.  For whatever reason, there’s less pressure to put on a show or make something happen.  Everyone all of the sudden becomes real and the true church experience begins.  It reminds me all over again why I love church in a living room. 

Tonight, we talked a lot about motivation, desire, and the tension between being real and organic and at the same time pursuing a supernatural lifestyle that causes you to live “un-naturally.”  Very little of the conversation was planned, but I think it was good for everyone.

However, the biggest reason to stay late–everyone gets really goofy around 9:30.  Tonight, Sean was talking about his farmers’ tan that he gained playing golf.  Christy told Sean that there are swimsuits that actually allow UVB rays through the sunlight through so people can tan and not be naked.  My response was it was a way to bring out everyone’s inner nudist. 

The conversation continued until we had milked the phrase “inner nudist” for all it was worth.  It was decided by all that sermons such “The Inner Nudity of Jesus” and “The Kingdom of God and the Inner Nudist” would be popular in pop culture.  Marc Driscoll was voted most likely Christian leader to preach a sermon on the topic and have it actually make sense.  A good time was had by all. 



About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

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