Day: January 9, 2014

Does ‘Cinema Sunday’ count as church?

Dan Webster recently visited a Baltimore move theater that fosters a kind of fellowship through its “Cinema Sundays,” at which people gather on Sunday morning to watch a movie and then discuss its ethical and spiritual implications. He writes:

Claiming our spiritual gifts

We lay people tend to give away our ability to discern our own spiritual gifts. We look outside ourselves for the authority to say what we are good at, where our talent lies. And we also often project our own abilities, our own talents, onto our ordained clergy – and then wonder that they buckle under the burden.