Free-Range Chickens & Christians
When we think of "Free-range," most of us think of chicken.
That's fine. There's a lot to learn from chickens. The metaphor of free-range chickens can help us understand this newer approach to practicing your Christian faith - which is actually reminiscent of the organic and ancient way of following Christ.
When we talk about free-range chickens, it doesn't mean chickens are living on their own. Instead, free-range simply refers to where they spend their time - which is outdoors. They have plenty of access to what they need outside of the coop.
Likewise, we mean the same thing when we talk about Free Range Christians (FRC) - they are people who follow Christ but prefer access to people, experiences, and cultures outside of the traditional church. FRC is about a way of life alongside others, as opposed to an institution that prioritizes programs and rituals.