My poet and writer friend @joelmckerrowpoet has launched this brilliant podcast with film-maker @joyprouty this week. Its called, ‘The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality’ and all about how creativity speaks into and flows out of the deep… Read More
Awaken the Spirit is both intriguing and exciting. It skillfully fuses Sacred Texts (from the Bible), plus strong and evocative imagery, with reflection and meditation and the insights of personal experience. In one way this is a ‘safe’ book – it is accessible for just about anyone, whatever their spiritual path. It is exploratory and not assertive. In another way this is a risky book – it invites not only our interest but also our response. It connects us to our spiritual selves and our spiritual selves to a God who reveals in the world around and in the stories and discoveries of godly people through history and now, and most specifically to the life and teaching of Jesus and his followers.
We are dancing on the grave of an indigenous wisdom that farmed wildlife beautifully and was balanced and free of greed. Aborigines have been looking after the country long before the Brits rocked up in their ridiculous garb. But old British habits die hard (Rachael Treasure). Tuesday Talks: A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself
As our ideas of God expand and evolve, how might our prayer and spirituality do likewise?
How are we to engage with a God not above and removed from earthly life, but intimately a part of it? And where is the soul in all this?
We must lead with our embrace, not our theology. Radical engagement and loving of the other earns us the right to speak. Discover a holistic, biblical vision of sex and gender that honors God and offers good news to the world. Redeeming Sex with Deb Hirsch.
However we look at it, the emerging church is a melting pot of many different ideas and themes. It also represents a different style of operation than we have traditionally worked with, and in the process raises some big questions for the church at large, both traditional and emerging.