Slow Ideas: Reimagining Church

  I just read an article by, Atul Gawande, entitled, “Slow Ideas”-   (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/07/29/130729fa_fact_gawande)   Atul Gawande says, “We yearn for frictionless, technological solutions. But people talking to people is still the way that norms and standards change.” This is slow. It is a process. Gawande begins by describing the case of the need for,… Continue reading Slow Ideas: Reimagining Church

Tending Gardens

I just read a beautiful description of the mission of Christ (though, not explicit) from a postmodern marketing guru, Seth Godin: Gardens, not buildings Great projects start out feeling like buildings. There are architects, materials, staff, rigid timelines, permits, engineers, a structure. It works or it doesn’t. Build something that doesn’t fall down. On time.… Continue reading Tending Gardens

The Eucharist and Being

When recently engaged in conversation with my mother about the Eucharist, I was reminded of Zizioulas’, Being and Communion. The event of celebrating Communion, while a distinctive element in most all churches that name Jesus as the Christ, is the source of too many divisions when the question of its essence emerges. Zizioulas offers some… Continue reading The Eucharist and Being

Lacking Imagination

The church who is the reflection of Jesus, the fullness of God, ought to be guided and moved by the mind of Christ, the will of God, within the culture—ahead of the culture. When we react to, our agendas dictated by the culture, we have created religion and are deserving of all the railings against… Continue reading Lacking Imagination