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Janet Sinclair

Hi. I found this a very interesting blog. In particular I was interested in the diagram. Personally I think I would have put the worship circle within the community, as I also would have done had it been labelled church. Without the community there would be no worship for worshippers to come from and the community is essential to most human activity and interaction. Worship evolves from within it and is sustained by it. Is there anywhere for it go beyond community on its own?
Similarly the article made me think about mission. Again I can't see how it can sustain itself outwith community, unless to claim that those they are reaching in mission are themselves beyond the community. I think this would be a mistaken stereotyped idea. Mostly they live within it but for one reason or another are alienated or separated but will feel a kinship with others, maybe just others most mainstream folk don't notice. I think mission should exist to enlarge and strengthen community from within. I don't think so much could be achieved if it were viewed as outwith most people's perceptions.
I don't usually get all theoretical like this. Unfortunately for practical reasons I can't attend your classes but they must be interesting. Thank you for making me think.

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