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Porch Report August 20, 2006

Posted by fajita in Christianity, emerging church/emergent, Solomon's Porch.

hugeallofme.jpgTonight at Solomon’s Porch, the gathering was devoted mostly to music and worship. This is great for two reasons:

1. They do not do enough of it during the regular gatherings.

2. My friend Josh Cleveland got to share a song he wrote.

Apparently, here is how it works at this church. There is weekly musicians’ meeting open to anyone with a gift or love for music. Josh, who has been the SP only a few times, shared a song at this weekly meeting of musicians. He was then, to his surprise, invited to share the song with the gathering.

This was a tret all the way around. For one, his song was good and he gave it to everyone there. josh had a venue to share his gifts with music. And he is a good singer with his Hootie and the Blowfish vocals and heartfelt lyrics.

Afterwards, I talked with my friend Luke Hawley, who was in town from Nebraska, and he said that being at Solomon’s Porch was like having been adopted since birth and the being reunited with your birth parents. All of the weirdness you felt with your adoptive parents finally made sense when you met your birth parents. Pretty cool analogy. Other comments from fitrst timers:

“This church makes me want to move to Minnesota.” Sarah

“I’m so glad their gathering is in the evening.” Tausha

We are slowly getting tom know a few people here and there and are enjoying it. I am seeking God for guidance as it all feels so insecure right now. But i can safely say, it was another good night at the Porch.


1. josh - August 21, 2006

Awesome write up Chris. I really enjoy your writing. I must say that you have an extraordinary gift with words and insight. Thank you for sharing what you do.

2. TCS - August 21, 2006

Chris, sounds like your making a place for yourself! Enjoy! God is good.

3. Donna - August 23, 2006

You know I love a good analogy….but I love the sound of this place even more….surely there is something like it a little further south???

I am very excited for you and this journey.

4. LW - August 25, 2006

On their website the downloadable music is very good.
I wish we had a church around here with that atmosphere.

5. VK - September 1, 2006

Could somebody let me know where Solomon’s Porch is located?

6. fajita - September 1, 2006

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