Reflections on the issues facing a contemporary ministry in an urban
small-membership church that is socially conscious as well as salvation cognizant.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Holy Common Sense
As a pastor of a small church (translated one that can ill-afford to have folk stay home in great numbers), I have been truly concerned about how the emerging swine flu epidemic may affect us as well as other churches or places of mass assembly.
The revelation and liberation that comes out of the praise and adoration of true worship and public devotion is an experience that I look forward to on Sunday and one that I need after fighting "principalities and powers" all week long.
However, with the current swine flu problems, it is a good idea to modify the traditional holy ways that we greet and fellowship with the saints, replacing them with contemporary common sense.
A large portion if not a majority of the Old Testament law and regulations when originally given, had to do with implications for personal and public health. So please incorporate the CDC recommendations for swine flu in your worship practices.
Male, Afra-feminist, Liberationist, Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Pastor/Social Activist of an urban, inner-city church offering a theological perspective on the day to day issues faced by a marginalized people.