Church as Dry Bar

Dry BarSometimes we just want to feel fluffier.

No real world Church People – male or female –  have hair like Sofia Vergara but we, too, can visit one of the Dry Bars popping up in cities all over to get that blown out look.  These hair salons don’t cut your hair.  They don’t color your hair.  They just fluff it and maybe put a glass of chardonnay in your hand.  It takes just a few minutes and then tah dah – you are fresh and new.

This article has some not-so-new-but-still-we-need-to-pay-attention ideas about who we are as Followers of Jesus.  Hint:  most of us are not good at it.

Yes, there are lots of cultural Christians, many congregational Christians, and many fewer convictional Christians, but – I agree with Steve McSwain  – that many followers of Jesus have left the church to try to save their faith.  They are not satisfied with a simple blow out.  They want water and color.  They don’t want to appear fresh and fluffy.  They want to be turned inside out.  They don’t want a brief moment of respite.  They want a life of peace.

I’m not sure the institutional church will ever again look anything like it did in the 1960s.  But it’s not going to look – at all – like a dry bar much longer.


One response to “Church as Dry Bar

  1. Love the analogy and your blogs in general.

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