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A Moveable Church

August 18, 2017

From The New York Times* —

Santu Mofokeng grew up under apartheid, coming to a love for photography in his teens. 

Over a few weeks in 1986, during his commute to and from work, he made a series of remarkable photographs on the Soweto-­Johannesburg train.

Whether the ride was in the early morning, late afternoon or evening, people congregated in the train’s coaches, turning them into spaces of prayer and religious song. The train became a movable church. 

A movable church arose out of necessity in this instance, but isn’t a church that’s moveable the idea all along?

And yes, moveable church is an image that works at couple of levels.

By the grace of God, may our churches indeed be moveable! 







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One Comment
  1. A Spirit is ablowin; cars, trains, or planes; God has us in a can just awaiten to shake the HELL out of it. Shake away Lord- Shake away.


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