One of the talking points was:
- What comes to mind when hearing the word "church".
Responses were wide and varied. Some expressed that when they heard the word "church" they immediately thought of "pompous" and/or "hypocritical people," who are lousy when it comes to loving others. Others indicated that they thought of a building or religious meeting place. Still others indicated that they immediately thought of "good, caring people" or "the place where I was on Sunday."
My questions are: 1) What is the "church"? How would you define and/or describe "church"? 2) What immediately comes to mind, for you, when you hear the word "church"?