About The Slate Project
Jesus did not create a Church. Jesus did not create Christianity. After his death and resurrection, his followers participated in a movement called, “The Way.”
Over time, a new religion called “Christianity” would emerge, but its earliest forms looked nothing like today’s often domesticated, pious, and sentimental expressions of faith.
The Way of Jesus was radical, transformative, and anchored in the wildly beautiful love of – and for – God. The Slate Project is trying to do something new in this world of church and faith by asking, “What if we had a blank slate?" "What would we challenge for not working?" "How could we connect with our sacred history?"
You’re invited to check out one of our monthly gatherings and stop by one of our weekly Christianity Without the Crap conversations. We're based in Baltimore, Maryland but it's the 21st century, so of course we’re online – this isn't news, especially if you’re reading this.
Two Pastors and a Priest Walk Into a Bar...
We're trying something new here, and we're sort of making it up as we go along. We might be from different Christian denominations, but we're serious about The Slate Project being post-any kind of denomination. Here are three of the people working at the ground level. We're pastors...but don't hold it against us.
Jason Chesnut (@crazypastor)
A Lutheran from Texas, Jason loves talking about faith, the bible, politics, and everything in-between. He's kind of a nerd. Actually, he's really a nerd. Like, big time. (It's not his fault - God made him that way.)
Jenn DiFrancesco (@revjenn)
A Presbyterian, Jenn can normally be seen changing the world through her various connections. Seriously, she knows basically everyone who's anyone in the Baltimore area. (She pays people a lot of money to say they know her.)
Sara Shisler Goff (@revshiz)
The wacky Episcopalian of the group, Sara weaves words about God into glorious theological tapestries that call to mind the majestic nature of the universe. Also, she likes to take emo selfies with books in the background. (They make her look smart.)
Jesus Coffee Monday (#jesuscoffee)
kick-start every week with a relevant topic connected to the Jesus Movement
Throwback Thursday (#tbt)
ancient/amazing quotes from ancient/amazing sources
Slate Project Saturday (#tsp)
video updates from this new community
And, on Faith Interrupted
Blog posts with more detailed (as in longer) musings about faith, service, and more. Read! Leave comments!