Most people today believe in God or in some mystery greater than them selves. More and more of these believers are deciding not to be identified with a religion. Even though the U.S. population continues to become less “religious,” 70% of North Americans report they believe in a personal God and another 12% believe in a higher power but not a personal God. (American Religious Identification Survey – http://www.americanreligionsurvey-aris.org/)
Today there are about 3.6 million non-affiliated believers. Many of these people call themselves “spiritual but not religious seekers.”
What would happen if we offered a safe place for seekers and believers to connect?
What would happen if we gave everyone the same meaningful and time-tested text to engage?
What would happen if we paid serious attention to how the text applied to the real lives of the seekers and believers?
What would happen if a community of believers and seekers discovered the Holy in their lives together? (Learning together http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaborative_learning)
And so hOlybytes was born.
hOlybytes is a place to hear and to tell the good news that the Holy is present and active in all of our lives.