New Identity Magazine - Issue 15

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Worship in the clubs The Calling of Tracy Thomas

Photo © simongreenuk | Flickr (CC), All other photos courtesy of Tracy Thomas

KEVIN C. NEECE Kevin is a writer and speaker in Fort Worth, Texas. He has written for Art House Dallas, Rethinking Everything Magazine and more, including the forthcoming book Light Shining in a Dark Place: Discovering Theology Through Film. He’s also a contributing editor for Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts. Connect with him at and


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racy Thomas is clinging to the side of a mountain. She’s unprepared, inexperienced and hanging on for dear life. “Wow, this is really hard!” she thinks, “I am hurting! I don’t know what I’m doing!” And she’s doing this for five days. Why would she put herself in this precarious, dangerous position for that long? “You know,” she tells me, “I just wanted to try it.” Thankfully, I’m not on the side of the mountain with her. Perhaps more thankfully, neither is she anymore, but she’s imparting this years-old tale as we sit in our respective homes and talk via


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