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Q introduces us to worship at the house church called Elsewhere.
First, he draws contrasts between worship at Elsewhere and more traditional churches.
Then he speaks about those who are marginalized . . . those who are not readily accepted by the dominant culture . . . be they the early Christians or those gathered at Elsewhere.
Finally, this Dialogue is about finding hope in one's present circumstances by having a vision about how today might relate to the (distant?) future.
- If you feel marginalized, are there groups where you feel "at home?" If you're a part of the dominant culture, is your church or some other group you're a part of welcoming to those who are "different?" Should they be? Or would this mean they'd lose their identity?
- What do you make of Chuck's take on The Book of Revelation? Does that make more sense than Harold Camping's?
- What sort of vision for the future (if any) encourages you in your work/play/living today?
- If you worshipped at Elsewhere, would you find it satisfying? Missing something? Etc. . . . .