June 25, 2006

How do you take inner city kids in the roughest, most oppressed parts of LA out of gang bangin' and drug slingin'?

That's an easy one...clown makeup and the stripper dance.

When it comes to building community, we as Americans suck. And the church, well, the church really isn't all that good at it either. Over at myfourwalls there is a conversation going on right now about this very thing that seems to escape us, but we need. We are so fragmented in our communities that we forget to connect, or we just don't know how to.

Tonight, I watched the documentary Rize, and that's a good place to look for community. What does a documentary about clown dancing or krumping in the ghetto's of LA have to do with Christian community? Everything.

Watch it.


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