Dear Friend,

There’s an old, old tradition that sees the church as a “school of love” –  a place we go to think and learn about Jesus’ way of love. 

This past Wednesday at Animate Faith, however, we heard a fresh take on this old tradition and talked about how the church might be better thought of as a dojo

The idea is that church shouldn’t be a place where we sit on our keisters and study abstract doctrines. Rather, it should be a place where we actively train ourselves in Jesus’ way of love.

Because, much like karate, Christianity is all about practice! 

Is there someone you’re denying forgiveness? Forgive them! 
Is there someone wounded that you’ve been walking past? Help them! 
Is there someone in your life you consider an enemy? Love and bless them! 

At the end of the day, Jesus’ way of love is not meant to be believed; it’s meant to be lived! 

Grace + Peace

Tom Hathaway, Pastor

P.S.
Please enjoy this obligatory Chuck Norris meme: