ballerinaIn 1920’s Germany a small group of artists started a movement. Tired of the prevailing goals of philosophical objectivity and impressionism they sought to imply a turn toward practical engagement with the world. This movement rejected self-involvement and issued a call to arms for public collaboration and engagement. Through art, literature, music and architecture a new way of life was imagined. They called it, Neue Sachlichkeit or New Objectivity.

Central to the Neue Church ethos is a call to be present with our neighbors to listen, collaborate and not only imagine better communities together, but make them. The person of Jesus sums up this way of life very simply

Love your neighbor as yourself.

It’s simple and extraordinary. Coffees and pints, tables and pews. Stillness, movement and places in between.

Here we go.