Deconstructing

So during orientation in September, the most popular word we heard from the various people talking was “deconstruction.” I was deconstructing well before I got here in some aspects of my personal theology/ecclesiology/soteriology and several other -ologies. Is basically consists of lots of questions. Most of which I don’t have answers for yet. Lots of people are asking the same questions.

One of my professors better described the process as a touchstone. We examine our previous notions on any given topic and see if they hold up upon deeper inquiry. The things we consider “essentials” often involving things like Christology are pretty sound for me. It’s more of the secondary and tertiary things. What is church? What is worship? What does it look like to be in community? Basic stuff, but fairly loaded questions.

I’m realizing that Twitter is probably not the best discussion forum for these kinds of questions. One hundred and forty characters just isn’t enough for this stuff. So, I’ll bring the questions here.

So for the first—very loaded—question:

What is church to you?

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  • Sarah Snodgrass

    I am currently writing a paper on that. Well, not exactly. I’m writing a paper on what the church is based on the Bible. What it is to me is different from that in that it has been a result of my experiences with different churches and my perspective has changed as I have matured in my faith and as a person in general. (I do realize that didnt exactly answer the question you posed lol)