Do you have a place that you can go where everybody knows you name? As a Pastor the most ideal place for this to happen is church, but we know that doesn’t always happen. I don’t mean that by knowing each other’s name we automatically enter into relationship with each other but it is a starting place. Except that it doesn’t always happen that way. I don’t think we isolate ourselves on purpose, or stick to certain groups because we want to stay away from others. It’s just kind of how life happens. In the coming year I am trying to think of creative ways to learn each other’s names and really enter into a better way of being ekklesia. If you have any ideas send them to me. And I don’t want to do the name tag thing. In any case here is a picture of me at the original Cheers Restaurant on Beacon Hill in Boston.