I was reading some highlights from the Q Conference in Atlanta and read this:

The mysterious and anti-just-about-anything Rob Bell led Q attendees in a meaning-filled time of communion on Thursday night. I really appreciated his rhetorical question that asked “If [y]our church was removed from [y]our community, who would protest?” Pow!

That’s a pretty interesting thought. If North Side left Greenwood, if we ceased to exist, would anyone in this city be devastated? Would there be people in this community – outside our church members – that would say something good and beautiful in this town is good? We have to be a light. We have to make a difference. We have to leave this place different than when we found it.

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.