Over 70 years ago, several prominent developers built huge neighborhoods in East Raleigh with the goal of creating all white suburban utopias in the middle of the city. While many of these bad ideas came to fruition, luckily the realities of the world began to erode the original racist and classist goals of those developers. Today our neighborhoods are some of the most diverse in the city, and East Raleigh has essentially rebooted itself and mirrors who we are as a city.
Similarly, many of us are looking for a spiritual or faith “reboot.” We grew up in churches or homes where we were handed a faith that simply crumbles under the rigors and realities of adult life. While faith has lost relevance to many of us in adulthood, we still want to believesomething, but at the same time we aren’t willing to compromise our intelligence or life experience in order to believe.
This fall, I’m excited to be leading a group that wants to have a “reboot” without compromise on faith issues. Beginning Saturday, October 19th we will be gathering as a new community that is focused on creating a safe and caring environment for anyone to discuss faith. If you’re curious about what’s happening in East Raleigh hit me up, or better yet join us at 6pm on October 19th.
PS… we’d love to get a “I Love East Raleigh” yard sign in front of your house. If you’re willing to put one out for us let me know.