Sadly, I have left disappointed from many of the churches I have attended in my life. Too often people were just mouthing words they did not understand or believe and listening to sermons preached as if the Bible were a book of history. Imagine my joy in finding at Old Lyme — a church that is developing and working toward a theology appropriate to the 21st Century in all its complexities – a theology of word and action.
Jesus’ injunction to ‘follow me’ has led many here to engage in programs of social change – opportunities for reconciliation with people from whom we have been separated.
This requires more than a check sent, a meal together, or an evening dialogue. We are engaged with folks from Haiti, Green Grass, Palestine and other places in life together in which we give and receive, share joys and burdens and seek to overcome all that separates us.