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Living in the Bible Belt

I legit, live in the infamous never officially mapped Bible Belt of the South (until now).

The official bible belt map!

The official bible belt map!

In the mile leading up to my crashpad there has to be at least 6 HUGE churches. It seems to be a question that comes up a lot here. So what church do you go to? HMMMMM?!?

I’ve committed myself to visiting every church leading up to my place in an effort to answer that.

My first church I’ve decided to visit is a MEGA new age Christian church called the Stirring. Church service is promptly at 5:30pm on Sundays. I’ve had a few experience at these “type” of church’s.

Spirtual Mime

Spirtual Mime

Case and point here is a picture of a spirtiual Mime.  Yeah I can’t make this stuff up, the Bible belt has some crazy churches.

No, thanks!

I’ll pass on this church. No, thanks!

Apparently Tennessee also has lots of Pentecostal snake churches too.

Well, you know the church where people start dancing in the aisles and put their arms up in the air talking with God ? Frankly these churches scare the crap out of me and make me feel terribly uncomfortable.

I guess this isn't a normal church

I guess this isn’t a normal church

Walking inside the church has me confused. I feel like I’m at Bike Week in Daytona Beach again.  Inside is two huge coffee bars set up.  Coffee, hot chocolate, sweet iced tea (southerners will perish without this).

The place is huge!

The place is huge!

Hundreds gather outside until 5 minutes prior when the doors are open.

The church seats 5000

The church seats 5000

I initially sat near the exit hoping for an easy quick get away if things got to freaky for me. However, I made myself get up and move to the front and center so I couldn’t leave.  Church after all is about being part of  a community and I’m pretty committed to visiting every church here with out escaping.

As the lights dim they have a spirtual painter on stage (yeah I’m not sure about the painter thing) and a band.  I think some of the most talented artist in Memphis sing here.  I’m in awe and shocked. This isn’t church but a rockabilly country concert!

church or concert?

church or concert?

This has to be the coolest church I’ve ever been to.  I’m more than presently surprised. The pastor has long hair and wears cowboy boots and his sermons are more how to live our life with moral standards then anything.   How to be a better friend, wife, and mother type things.

More concert with a great message!

More concert with a great message!

I’ve got to admit I’ve gone back several times to this church!  One of the girls that sings here occasionally, was on the Voice last week (She’s on team Blake Shelton).  In fact  I think all the singers here should be signed music artist.  If this is what church is then I’m in!

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