Friday, July 21, 2006

Art, Social Justice and the church

Hey, been a little slow in posting on here, as I have not been too sure what to post. I've been reflecting on the church, the arts, social justice and star wars. Not necessarily in that order, nor necessarily at the same time, although that produces some interesting mental images doesn't it?

I'm not sure what to say about any of what I have been thinking about, although I'd be interested in hearing what you all have been thinking about recently.
I have been thinking about what the church could look like. Specifically I've been thinking about what our church could look like. I am pondering what God is calling us to specifically. What ministries, what programs, what people, what teaching, what preaching, what fellowship, what everything. I am excited with what God is doing here, but it's hard to see where God is taking us. I keep reminding myself to relax and do one thing at a time. To keep my priorities straight, to "be". To be a good disciple, to be a good husband, father, pastor, friend. To not get distracted from things (easier said than done for many of us).
I have been praying more these last few weeks then I have in I don't know how long. I have been waiting and trying to soak in the presence of God. I don't know how successful I have been, but that's okay. One step at a time. God is doing something in my head, I'm not sure what it is yet though. I'm a little nervous, a little frightened, a little excited, and very thankful that I'm growing.

I will leave with one picture that I enjoyed taking the other day.

Clouds making rays

1 comment:

senatorsmith said...

Art, Social Justice and the Church???... curious?
It's the mantra of my church!

Hey Doug!
Jeff Smith here... Korinna's husband, Driedgers' son in law, remember me?

Stumbled on you and your wife's blogs, via Krista & Carolyn's blogs.

I hope all is as good as it can be in Saskatchewan [insert winking smiley here]

If you really are curious about what those things look like together, here's an old article about my church in the early days before the Smith Family got there.
Adventures in Doing the Ridiculous — Helping Pigs Fly or Planting a Church (our church)
by Joseph Moreau (our point guard)| posted 10/20/04

Take care Doug, give us a call if you and the family make it back to the nation's capital.