I'm blown away at what God does when we say yes and do it afraid, says Grace Fox, author of eight books, including Moving from Fear to Freedom, which is both a book and an award-winning DVD-based Bible study. From writing her first book to her first magazine articles, producing her Bible study DVD to working … Continue reading If You Want to Change the World
Can an “Established” Church be Missional?
This post begins with a short video explaining the missional church -- people empowered and encouraged to be the church in their community, following Jesus and bearing witness to him wherever they work, play, and live. But as I've been thinking about this more, I wonder, for a church to be missional, must all of the arrows point outward? Is being the church and living out the good news only for the surrounding community and world? Is everyone who is part of the church a missionary, and every place outside the church a mission field?
My Month of Making Manifest
In this post, I look back at my month of Making Manifest, and share a few lines of poetry, keeping in mind as writer and poet Dave Harrity writes, "Don't be shy -- everyone is on an even playing field. What you've just written is probably malformed junk, but you never know what might come from it."
Discovering the Poetry in Prose
A reflection on working through Dave Harrity's Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand. Discovering the poetry in prose, and my life as poem.
5 Affirmations for Women and Men in Ministry
A book review of Flowing with the River: Soundings from my Life and Ministry by Sue Clemmer Steiner.
Language, Art & Scripture
"We today have a language to celebrate waywardness, but we do not have a cultural language to bring people back home." - Makoto Fujimura, artist, writer, speaker. [Video]
Tpyos Typos Matter
At the end of January, I had decided to read through the New Testament in the Common English Bible. For the first time ever, I actually found a mistake in the Bible.
What is “The Cloud of Unknowing”? (for B. who asked)
"You only need a tiny scrap of time to move toward God." - The Cloud of Unknowing, written anonymously in the 14th century.