vol. 3, num. 16 :: 2004.10.08 — 2004.10.21
Each day, each life can be seen as a series of small journeys. What are the steps we take in the various processes of our lives and why are they important to us?
An artist learns to connect his craft with Sunday mornings.
From driving brainstorms to way past our bedtime, an account of how our issues come into being.
An exploration of the nature of loss.
An exploration of repentance in the context of Northern Ireland offers insight into a complex healing process.
A college professor shares a story of living in relationship with God.
A review of the film Garden State.
A banner artist displays her process via photos.
On the process of making a rock and roll album.
On seven stages in the journey of faith.
A last-minute duty yields lasting revelation.
Worship is a world-making endeavor. By singing songs of praise to God, we proclaim the source of ultimate sovereignty in the world. By singing the poem of Colossians 1:15-20, the early church subversively announced that Christ, not Caesar, is Lord. By singing that song today, we proclaim that Christ – not the global market, not he president of the United States, not Microsoft, not military might – is the Lord of our lives. In the face of empire, “what is needed is imaginative, liturgic world-making that enacts a world more credible than the world of empire.”* By reciting these stories to each other in worship, we shape our imaginations in a way that engenders an alternative praxis, a character shaped in the image of God.
Brian Walsh & Sylvia Keesmaat
* - Walter Brueggemann
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