- God is felt and encountered in tangible ways that address the longings and cries of the heart.
- We come to the end of our own finite resources and experience the infinite resources of God.
- The natural gives way to the supernatural.
- Seeds of faith are planted, watered, and nurtured.
- Gentleness and respect are present, judgment is absent, and divine dialogue flows naturally because trust has been established.
- The invisible principles of God’s kingdom are made visible in ways people can see, touch, and feel.
- Friends of sinners – in other words, our friends – dwell.
- The topic of God can be explored freely without agendas, biases, and personal convictions getting in the way.
- Cynics, skeptics, scoffers, and spiritually curious people alike can raise their questions, share their doubts, voice their concerns, and even vent their anger toward God and the church.
- The “unworthy” feel safe enough to bring their real selves out into the light, and to journey, one step at a time, toward the magnetic pull they sense deep in their souls.
- Spiritual curiosity is aroused, and the message of Christianity becomes plausible.
Taken from: Doug Pollock’s article in REV! Magazine (Sept/Oct 2009)