aesthetic

“I view creativity in general and the creative arts in particular as a kind of ‘mid-wife to spirituality.’ Spirituality is essentially a matter of our being born into God; creativity as a Divine gift is essentially a matter of allowing God to be born into us and through us into the world.” Howard Martin Last […]

curate transformation

“Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.” Seth Godin Jenny Warner writes, “I have been pondering the heart of my role as a pastor. There are plenty of people who want to define that role for me and I field regular requests to lend my support […]

from oral to visual

Andy Crouch writes, “We are entering the age of “visualcy,” the third great transformation in the way that human beings engage and interpret their world. The first was orality, when the most culturally (and theologically) significant information was communicated and passed from one generation to another in the form of oral tradition, especially stories. Oral […]

Lord, let me see

LORD LET ME SEE Lord let me see, see more and more: See the beauty of a person, not the colour of the skin, See the faces of the homeless with no-one to take them in, See discouragement because she’ll never win, See the face of our Lord in the pain. Lord let me see. […]

where Calvin went wrong

William Dyrness writes, “In his instructions on church order, John Calvin includes a detail that is often overlooked: he insists that outside of regular worship hours, the church building should be locked. I find that besides explaining why Protestant sanctuaries always seem closed during the week, this detail illuminates much of my Protestant tradition, and […]

creation dream

Centred on silence Counting on nothing I saw you standing on the sea And everything was Dark except for Sparks the wind struck from your hair Sparks that turned to Wings around you Angel voices mixed with seabird cries Fields of motion Surging outward Questions that contain their own replies… You were dancing I saw […]

curate transformation

“Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.” Seth Godin Jenny Warner writes, “I have been pondering the heart of my role as a pastor. There are plenty of people who want to define that role for me and I field regular requests to lend my support […]