Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I've been thinking a lot lately about our use of the word "church". We think of the church as the body of Christ, or maybe the institution, or maybe simply the building. And more often than not, when I use the word church, folks think I'm talking about the building or the institution. So I've been wondering about using "the body" or "the body of Christ" for when I talk about the church--meaning the people. Maybe just for awhile until we (those at my church) get accustomed to think of ourselves as the church, rather than the church being the building or the institution. I have that song "I am the church, you are the church, we are the church together..." running through my head now. Maybe it'll be our theme song!