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A Conversation with James Taylor

This morning I met with James Taylor (the photographer, not the musician). We had a great conversation about church, needs, community, and other christian relevant buzzwords. Without using the words, we agreed with each other’s conclusion that “church” is less a physical place and more an ideal of how we as Christians should act.

Our many common philosophies quickly focused into a desire to remodel the perception of our term “church.” I’m sure this isn’t new to those of you who read Relevant, but we’re not subscribing to a philosophy created by others and taught to us. Both of us have somewhat come up with this stuff on our own, in our own space, in our own time.

The point is that we both want to help those in need. We both want to create something real, and now. The nice thing is that I once had something called NeedFillers, which was aimed at solving some of these unfulfilled needs in our community (and to be expandable into other communities as well). Having thought about it a lot, I think I’ve come up with many ways around some of the barriers (social and otherwise) we’ve created as a society.

We ended the coffee date with a renewed motivation to (re)create this system. Thankfully, the last barrier I had with NeedFillers won’t be a problem. James has agreed to put together a list of people who are interested in our little project. When I can get the system created, he’ll have the network of people put together and we’ll start some process training to help the social side of it to get moving.

Oh, happy day!