"This is a jazz church ... Not just improvisation, but jazz in the sense that jazz pulls in all styles of music. You have to listen to everything. You become a better player. It comes out in your music."
p. 247 in Christianity for the Rest of Us
1. How might your congregation respond if your minister preached a sermon like Bruce Freeman's? As a community, do you welcome change? Fear it? Avoid it?
2. What do you think about the possibility of your congregation experiencing metanoia?
3. Of the churches described in this chapter, which would you most like to join? Why?
4. If your church was not called by its current name (for example, "First Presbyterian," "Our Savior," or "St. Mary's"), what might it be called? Pick a name that fits with its identity and share with the group the reasons for choosing it.