As a person who has worked in social justice ministries for many years, I had become very comfortable reading Ezekiel 37, the valley of dry bones, and seeing urban renewal, seeing new life breathed into dead neighborhoods, seeing the poor and broken raised up as a vast and powerful army....
But this morning Alexie turned that on its head. She said that Ezekiel 37 is also about the church that is emerging from the dry bones of institution. She said that it is a call to us, the emergence church. That we need to prophecy, and God will put flesh on the bones. That we need to prophecy, and God will breathe life into dead bodies.
That spoke to me the loudest. Even through the great message of community organizing and demonstrations... Even though my heart and this blog have championed social justice time and again. To see the great vision of the emergence church rising to life.... Wow.
Minister of Music & Adult Ministry
Our Place Christian Church
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