"I Like A Little Chaos"
Due to living life on life’s terms Jay had to pre-record todays talk. After receiving some pushback over posting an archived talk a few weeks back, followed up by some challenging responses to a tongue-in-cheek tweet he posted, Jay addresses the deeper issues behind these interactions. He talks about how phrases we use pretty regularly, like “A Higher Calling” can really do damage if they are used without thought. He discusses how a higher calling should be treated as a reality and not just an expectation of the phrase. Playing off of this idea, Jay dives into how leaders are held to a different standard that is not a human standard. And at the core of all of this discussion is Jay’s belief that Revolution Gathering can lead the way to reformation and make a more human church. To get rid of the hierarchy of a community in order for there to be a reformation. Often, we feel like pastors believe on our behalf if we are struggling – but what if our pastors need us to believe on their behalf when they are struggling? We have to ask ourselves what we really want in a community and a church. Do we want transparency or just comfort? Do we want a motivational clubhouse, or do we want to life in its rawest form?
This talk was given on November 21, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.