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When Amanda and I started our church tour, I’d had it up to here with vanilla religion. I wanted to take a walk on the wild side (read: nothing Christian), but it turns out that, for a city that prides itself on “keeping weird,” Portland doesn’t have much to offer in that regard. And then […]
Yesterday, we went downtown to check out Home PDX. If you want to make head honcho Bruce Arnold, squirm, call their community a church. The word has so many negative connotations, they’d just as soon not use it. Then again, the PDX Homeys have a different word for everything. Take the word “homeless,” for instance. […]
It’s been almost a year since the inspiration for this blog began with a trip to the First A.M.E. Zion Church in North Portland. It was a predominantly black church in a predominantly black neighborhood and what I wrote about it ended up being our most controversial post to date. To this day, it’s also […]