What do you think of when you hear of a church meeting? Would you ever think of a motorcycle club calling their meetings, a church? The other day, I had someone tell me this very thing.
However, it is not just a meeting of bikers. They spend time with each other and share what is going on in their lives. I suspect there were some real friendships in that club. At least, I hope they are building real friendships.
I had a sense that these bikers had a better idea of church than some religious types. What are they doing that different than many church-goers on Sunday? It is called “fellowship”!
What am I talking about?
Are you easily offended? Are you easily triggered? Earlier today, I talked with some friends about the tearing down of old statues. In our case, the conversation was quite civil and friendly. Sadly, this is not the case for everyone.
Do my friends and I have identical opinions? No, we are each unique individuals and each person has his own views. I’m glad of it; as I don’t have all the answers. Only Jesus can make such a claim. Would you like to learn, “How not to be triggered by every other words or action?”
Part Fine I wish the story ended with Joe and his cronies being busted. It was not over quite yet. I still had feelings of shame, guilt, condemnation and internal anger. I was in a world of hurt and pain. I was in desperate need of healing. At the time,…
Chapter 2 – A Summer of Hell In the previous chapter, I alluded to a story written a few years ago. A Summer of Hell centers on a tragic event in the summer of 1983. When I originally wrote the story for my blog, I struggled with finding an apt…