Those of you who find yourselves reading are doing so for a number of reasons. You may have stumbled here scrolling through your newsfeed, letting curiosity get the best of you. You might have opened it via a friend’s recommendation. Or maybe, you’re a church leader concerned for my salvation, here to eavesdrop on how far I’ve fallen from the “Truth of God’s Word”.
Others of you are on a journey longing for community, solidarity, and maybe some direction.
Maybe you’re a wayward traveler in search for truth.
Maybe you’re a hardcore follower of Jesus looking to deepen your faith.
You’re pretty well versed in disappointment and religious trauma. You’ve grown disillusioned, even cynical. The idea of God, church and spirituality leaves a nasty taste in your mouth, heightens your blood pressure, and unleashes gag reflexes in your belly which may or may not cause you to hurl.
You’re barely hanging on and screaming for salvation.
You’ve already walked away.
We come from different walks of life. No one person is the same.
Yet, here we are together. Our paths cross by mere chance.
I’m glad you’re here.
Perichoresis is for the faithful, the doubting, the curious, the broken, the rebel, and anyone willing to embark on this journey of finding ultimate reality and becoming integrated with oneself, other human beings, and the universe around them. We are a community where everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable. You will be accepted no matter what, but you’ll also be called out on your BS. You will be affirmed for who you are: the good, the bad, and all the quirks that come with the package, but you’ll also be challenged in everything-from your belief systems to how you live and operate in the world.
Our goal is to create safe communities where people are free to process doubt, heal from ecclesial trauma, and explore what it means to be fully human. We believe the face of Christianity, religion, and spirituality is rapidly changing, and we want to play a part in redefining of our tribe.
The next few years of development for Perichoresis will occur in three phases:
1. Weekly (or more) Blog Posts: It’ll be a mix of articles on theology, ministry, culture, art, music, fashion, psychology, self-help, deconstruction, reconstruction, etc.
2. Live Events: We already have a network which consists of emerging grassroots communities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. Over the next few years, we will host live gatherings where people can learn, build authentic and lasting friendships, and create strategies for our growing movement.
3. Plant New Spiritual Communities all over the country: You can call them churches. You can call them fellowships. You can call it hyphenated spiritual communities. Feel free to even identify them as cults. It doesn’t really matter. Either way, people will gather regularly, do life together, connect with the divine, and mobilize to bring lasting change and instill hope in their local communities and abroad.
With that I want to say;
It’s a privilege to enter your story.