After a while in the emerging missional church scene I am now part of its easy to forget that what we are about is anathema to many other sincere Christian people. I regularly forget that there are people out there who think Andrew Hamilton has lost the plot, is wasting his talents etc.
Every now and then though I am reminded – blank stares when I am presenting (ok – could be because I am boring) and people avoiding me after the meeting (hmmm… that could be for other reasons too!) when I hang around.
I have become very comfortable with the nature of what we are doing, but I often forget that others have never heard of ’emerging missional church’ and it just sounds like a weird bunch of people doing strange things rather than getting on with a Sunday Service.
Gotta keep remembering!