I also use two Twitter accounts, but I don’t tweet much. You can follow me at @revdrrbb and the church twitter account @fccsouthington, but if you do you will discover that there isn’t much to follow. Like I said, it’s a growing edge for me. Maybe that’s partly because you can only tweet 140 characters at a time, and, like many preachers, brevity is a challenge for me.
It would be an interesting exercise, I think, to hear what every member of our congregation would tweet about First Congregational Church. Remember, you can only use 140 characters in any one tweet, including spaces. It is a helpful exercise because it forces one to stick to what is important.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what I would tweet about our church. In fact I shared this 115 character vision of my hope for FCC with the Church Council recently: First Congregational Church of Southington as the center of progressive Christian worship and theology in central Connecticut. For me, worship and theology are at the center of what we do; it is where our community takes root and grows.
But someone asked a very good question: “What does being a progressive Christian mean?” In this sense progressive is not a political word; it isn’t a synonym for liberal or conservative or moderate. So what does it mean?
Over the next 8 weeks I am going to explore what it means to be a progressive Christian in this blog. The reflections will also be avialable on Twitter and Facebook. I invite you to add your comments or questions on any of those social media platforms. It’s all about becoming the church and the people God is calling us to be. I look forward to that conversation!