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If there were ever a time to party, we figure Easter’s it. From the beginning, one of our hopes for our church has been that we would be a community that, like Jesus’ first community, gathers around the table for meals and stories. Our sense is that these meals at All Souls’ table are an […]

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When people hear about the Tobacco Trail Church—our little community for runners and lovers of the outdoors in Durham, North Carolina, they are typically excited and intrigued.  “Wow, you worship outdoors?  Right on the trail?”  I see their eyes light up.  We talk theologically about concepts like Interruption.  Like when we welcome the biker who […]

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Carey Sims

In the midst of overscheduled lives and increasing demands, how do we gain access into busy lives to share the good news?  As we think about Fresh Expressions of church and this idea of meeting people where they are – dare I say, interrupting their lives, I am reminded that sometimes people want to be […]

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If a living organism doesn’t in some way have a body, would we still call it living? If a church is meant to be an embodied witness of the gospel, but is only seen together in worship gatherings, is the church-as-body metaphor still appropriate? If the church is essentially a gathering for commuters, is there […]

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