Some of my posts are based on messages I offer at the Circle of Hope, Broad & Dauphin PMs, you can hear the original message here. Subscribe to the podcast here. Yesterday at the public meeting at Frankford & Norris we were celebrating our cells. The pastors at all four of our congregations were answering the question “why cells?” We’re trying to start a new holiday that celebrates the things we do and gets us sentimental about them. Cells are circles of hope of about ten where lives are shared and Jesus is present. One of the things that is distinctive about Circle of Hope is the stuff that happens in our cells, that we are organized in cells as our main way of connecting and living. Most of our people are in cells, they aren’t just an auxiliary function of the church—they are the church. So the question is apropos. I offer ten reasons in my speech: here they are.