it’s just occurrred to me that the people who have become involved in alt worship/sacred space from completely outside the church – those who have never been to church before, and those who left long ago – start their participation full throttle. they all want to be involved in making stuff happen… they’re not content with just attending. they want to be part of creating what’s going to happen, often from the very first time. it’s true participation: influencing the outcome. nice.
there are no assumptions about who has faith, or what shape it takes. that’s almost irrelevant. people want a space to play, as though in the playing the rest might have a chance to work itself out.