Where does one find fellowship?

Where does that come from I wonder. I do too, especially in the fall for some reason. Probably some highly successful advertising.

We were both kids watching Lassie listening to “Soup and Sandwich…”

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Oh no, not down a well again! Oh well soup and sandwiches once Timmy is safe again.

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@MarkD, @William_Grady, and @jpm , I’m trying really hard to avoid stretching this “cheesey” tangent even farther, but my will-power is melting, and just about to slide off the buttery toasted bread into my …… tomato soup. Maybe we need a “Soup and Sandwich” thread.

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Like minded…

There’s merit in finding different views. I dont suppose i share many views with anyone hetr

Many of us are “in between,” even if we’re regularly attending a church. (Sounds just like surveys on unsatisfied employees.) Terri thoughts. I plan on listening again to that Biologos podcast with “Ask Mike,” Whoo ministers to such folk. Second, we have a great small group of intimate friends where ideas and feelings are shared, even disagreements, in trust and love. Find such a group. You may have to do the spade work.

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A lot of people are in that place as you state, but it is difficult to find a group of like minded people you can trust and share with in many areas. I think online groups help, so long as they do not become gripe sections and pity parties.

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Bingo, it is very difficult to find that group. I once had it years ago when I lived in another city. If I could find it again, then “where I worship” would bother me very little, that’s just an event I go to once a week.

Phil, thanks for your response. Thinking through it, I’m interested in your definition of “like minded people.” If I understand you correctly, I’m less concerned about like minded people in my small group than people I can trust, share my most intimate thoughts, feel accepted, and heard, considered. Although an “evangelical,” in the classic sense (not the populist reputation), I have a great, trusted, ongoing discussion with a good Catholic friend of mine. Our small group is similar: 6 people; 1 is a Presbyterian, 2 are Mennonite (MCUSA), and 2 are transitioning out of Mennonite cultural attitudes while still embracing Anabaptism. Then, there’s me…

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I think if you can trust and feel accepted, that is like minded enough. I am finding that is pretty rare and precious.

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“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” -Colossians 4:6

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