• Staying is the New Going

    Staying is the New Going

    By Alan Briggs

    I remember exactly where I was sitting.

    I had come for a pick-me-up, not a smack in the face. “No one is more transient than American pastors. They’re like rocks with no moss.” The room was still. We all knew it was true. Michael Frost wasn’t just an Aussie speaking to American church leaders that day; he was a prophet. We have lost a theology of place.

    I originally moved to Colorado for a work vacation. I had no long-term commitment to my city. It was more like “friends with benefits.” I moved here for what the mountains offered me. But nine years later I can say if God wills it, I’m staying.

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