Steve Collins: An Ecology of Relationships

“. . . church isn’t an organization. maybe it’s an ecology of relationships. there’s a story to live by, not a checklist. and the canonical story stops before anything gets to be an institution – maybe to save us. it’s interesting to imagine, if all forms of church were extinguished [though not belief] and we had to start again from scratch, what would we bring back? Steve Collins


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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  • Yes that’s all it is. It’s a relationship of heart-connected people – where the spirit is – but WITHOUT the preconceived religious beliefs. Christians should be able to do it better than most. They ask Jesus into their hearts so they should know where to go to follow him. But what do they do? They then try and communicate with some imaginary being up in the sky with their heads because they are driven by unrealistic unproven beliefs that heaven is up there somewhere. Try checking back to your hearts again – that’s where you’ll find the reality. And it’s got nothing to do with what you believe. You can believe God is made out of chocolate and has four eyes if you like – the spirit bypasses all that – it’s a higher level – and THEN the intellect follows and is taught the truth. It’s called repentance – to reconsider. You people should give it a try. It requires no university training – a child can do it.

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