What is church?

That’s the question isn’t it? What is church? What is it really about?

Is it a place? No. I don’t think so.

It’s not an institution either when it comes down to it.

Sure, we’ve made it into those those things, but it’s really not those things. Those are false versions of what church is.

Church is a community. A trust. Church is vulnerability. An ideal lived out in practice. It’s a practice. A way of being. It could be summarized as authentic vulnerability.



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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.