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Category Archives: Creativity
Am I creative?
This video answers with the now well-known Biblical point that since God is creative and made mankind in his image – then yes, each human is creative. While this video is good news for artists who are Christian, … Continue reading
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Where is the chew in church?
Wouldn’t it be interesting to go to a church meeting where, after an opening song, the pastor announced that the congregation would be writing the sermon? I think that would get most people’s attention. The idea is that the congregation … Continue reading
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BILL VIOLA – “I’m going to say what it really means, what it is to me”
In this 28 minute interview, Bill Viola, the well-known video artist, talks about his practice and life. It’s wholly appropriate to have a artist in this medium explain himself through the same medium, video. In fact, he found out the … Continue reading
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Found in Translation
Randomly, in my bookshelves, I re-encountered “Subversive Spirituality” a book by Eugene Peterson – best known for his translation of the Bible into modern-day (American) speech: The Message translation. While being a pastor, Eugene had spent a year on translating … Continue reading
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Contemporary Art in St Paul’s Cathedral
Bill viola and Kia Perov see their new video installation in the church which commissioned it: St Paul’s Cathedral. They reflect on the experience of making.
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John Piper: One third of the Bible is Poetry
John Piper on why one third of the bible is poetry; also a link to his sermon on George Herbert Continue reading
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Fashion Design from faith
Hong Kong designers who design from a heavenly perspective, from faith, featured in “The Still Point” response to T S Eliot’s “4 Quartets” poetry Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Street Pastor, Video Tagged clothes, couture, design, Faith, fashion, poetry, T S Eliot, textiles 2 Comments
Quiet Retreat Day – 20th April 2013
At the start of this year, my wife and I felt a spiritual nudge… to facilitate a quiet retreat day… Stillness and silence are very foreign to most of us – we all lead busy, noisy lives; balancing all the … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Effective Church, Lectio Divina, Meditation & Soaking, Ministry Tagged lectio divina, meditation, prescence, retreat, silence, stillness 1 Comment
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