A couple of weeks ago, I posted a letter to the Church entitled “Let’s Build Bigger Banquet Tables,” and I mentioned that my letter was just one of many being composed all across North America as part of theEighth Letter project.
To help compile these letters, I’m teaming up with Ian McLaren and Chris Lewis to host The Eighth Letter Synchroblog, which will take place September 12-18 (this week!) across the Web.
To participate, take the following steps:
1. Write a letter to the North American Church, sharing what you believe is the most pressing message to Christians living in this culture.
2. Post the letter on your blog, linking to Eighth Letter (http://eighthletter.com) and the synchroblog (http://rachelheldevans.com/8th-letter-synch.) Feel free to use the image above. If you tweet, use #8thletter.
3. Let me know when your post is up and I’ll add a link to your letter here. (You can simply leave a comment after this post or you can contact me directly; just be sure to include your name and a link.)
We will be updating this post as the letters come in, so keep checking back. My prayer is that out of a multitude of different voices we will find harmony…and hope for moving forward as a unified church.
Jonathan Brink: Return To Love
Michael Mercer (imonk): A Letter to the North American Church
Sarah Askins: Removing the Make-Up of Perfection
Alise Wright: My Letter to North American Churches
Alan Ward: Alan’s Epistle to the Church in North America
Blue Collard Daughter: More Walk, Less Talk
Amanda Mac: To the Church in North America, Canada
David Henson: A Good Death
John Armstrong: My Letter to the North American Church
Rachel Held Evans: Let's Build Bigger Banquet Tables
Chad Holtz: The Church is a Whore (But She's My Mother)
Andy Box: The Hardest of These Is Love
Nathan Colquhoun: Moving From a Self-Justifying Church to a Failure-Admitting Church
Kristen Sloan: The Battle Against Complacency
Matt Appling (The Church of No People): Dear Church
Rob Reardon: Letter to the Church in North America
Ian McLaren: Let's Get Back to Our Roots
Elle Pyke: Where Are Your Women?
Daniel Darling: To the Church - You Will Prevail
Martha Williams Jordan: A Word of Love in a Time of Judgment
Travis Mamone: Letter to the American Church
James Kingsley: Scratch That - Just Go With This
Kathy Escobar: Dignity Restorers
Nicole Cottrell (Modern Reject): Letter to the Church - My Bride and My Body
Gary Nelson: Let's Love One Another
Liz Dyer: Humble Pie (My Letter to the North American Church)
Michael D. Bobo: Eighth Letter
Solar Crash: A Letter to the Church in North America
Scott Shirley: No More Words
Jon Reid: Holy Spirit Here...Remember Me?
Jim McNeely: Letter to the North American Church
Joel Rieves: A Letter to the North American Church
Jody Ferrell: Letter to the North American Church
Richard Dahlstrom (Rainy City Pastor): A New Tulip for 2010
Ron Aumndson: To the North American Church, an 8th Letter
Matt Grube: Return to Passion After Jesus
Kathy Baldock: Keep It Simple