14 November

Hello My Name Is

The saying goes, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes”. Our reading this month, My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, is set in the 1950s. An era with political conditions similar to ours perhaps. Then, like now, we see many in power, from the U.S. to Russia, working dishonestly and Read more
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Last year I came across a book that I have now given away once and ordered again – Living With A Creative Mind, by Jeff and Julie Crabtree. There are many stereotypes about the “artist personality”…and many of them are accurate. But stereotypes tend to alienate rather than humanize. What Read more
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Many of you have perhaps heard of the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina, meaning “divine reading.” On an artist retreat several years ago, a mentor introduced me to the practice of Vision Divina – you guessed it – “divine seeing.” While Lectio Divina emphasizes praying with words, Visio Divina explores praying Read more
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The economy of grace overflows with the unuseful. – Andy Crouch Richard Dahlstrom, pastor of Bethany Community church, has spent much of his time in ministry as an advocate for a Christian understanding of creation care. In a recent conversation, he communicated his wife’s perspective on environmentalism as a “theology Read more
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Gideon Strauss, Associate Professor of Worldview Studies at the Institute for Christian studies, frames the Christian narrative through the eyes of an artist. Trading in the theological terms of Creation, Fall, and Redemption; he invites us into a story of wide-eyed Wonder, visceral Heartbreak, and imaginative Hope. This simple shift Read more
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