The Church and Clustering Forces

Chris Salzman

April 3, 2008

I tried that in a group form and called it Sunday School class, but just a little different. All had a say in what was going on in the classs and could contribute to the class openly. However, the pastor and a few others thought that it was becoming to crowded in the class room and suggested that it split up into other groups. Not to do what was already being done, but what this little group wanted to be done. When I refused and stated they would have to announce a change, I would not. Maybe I was being selfish in that it becamce a joy to see people talk and react to lessons given by Christ so long ago and maybe I should have agreed, but I didn't. That is when little lies started that I really didn't want to be there and some became confused. So after almost a year I left the class room and the church, don't worry I will never leave the one who loves me the most. He is my Lord and Savior and I owe all to him. I haven't committed myself to this again as of yet, but I'm sure that it works and it should be done everywhere Christians gather. In God's Grace John

April 3, 2008

Cluster--what?? Is it safe to point out that there is already a term for this? It's called "synergy" and it's been around long enough to find its way into Webster's Dictionary. The concept is widely used in both the corporate and acedemic world. <br> While the average "committee" seems to be Anti-Synergy, this seems to be because the members of most committees can't seem to grasp the idea of submerging their individual egos into the collective mind. On the other hand, as a member of a creative group that --when we can manage to be in the same place at the same time--has often benefited from our shared creative talents and intuitions, I'd have to say it can certainly work wonders and take an idea to heights one artist alone would likely not acheive.

Aesthetic Elevator
April 5, 2008

Hm, I commented on this post via my own blog but the trackback isn't showing up . . . odd.

April 7, 2008

I'll look into it...Thanks for bringing this up!

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