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Ordinary Time VII

The last four days I spent my time in Charlotte, North Carolina with a couple thousand friends who are part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF). Of course I don’t know all of them, but I do know quite a few. And my most favorite part of the meeting is seeing (in person not just on facebook) friends that I only see every two or three years. Although the crowd was large, it felt – as it usually does – like some combination of family reunion, summer camp, and street festival. And for me anyway, it has a feeling of connection and belonging that skips over the angst of high school reunions, the pressure of tent revival altar calls, and the tension of denominational politics.

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