Maybe it’s the deacon’s daughter in me. Maybe it’s the preacher’s niece in me. Maybe it’s the traditionalist in me. Maybe it’s the ministerial intern in me.
In all of the talk of how GA2012 can be transforming and transformative experience, I have yet to hear any talk of the importance of worship in helping people transform and be transforming agents.
And as someone who thought it was a no-brainer that we would have a Service of a Living Tradition at GA2012, only to be told that it was “business as usual”…I can’t fathom how a religious group can get together for its annual gathering and NOT have a service that honors its religious leaders or its dead.
For all of the big social justice activities and civil actions of the Civil Rights Movement, there were at least 2 worship services to go along with them.
So what is the place of worship in a “Justice” GA? From what I’m hearing from the loudest voices, there is no place for worship—only all protest, all the time.
That is why I won’t be at the “Justice” GA in Phoenix.