Micro church and invisible geography
Megachurches are a much-discussed phenomenon, but living in the Balkans my experience has been much more about micro-churches.
This is the most micro church I’ve gone to yet– sometimes there are two of us, usually three, sometimes four. It’s been that way for years.
Church buildings and mosques are a significant part of urban and semi-urban geography here, but the non-institutionalized spiritual geography remains invisible. It can’t be mapped with buildings, but rather in traces of everyday life– conversations, prayers, songs, book-reading, coffee-drinking…