Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sharing the Wealth - Missional Church Reading Room

In the spirit of "sharing the wealth", here is a valuable link for readings on Missional Church thinking, provided by Tyndale College University and Seminary. You will note it has readings on:
  • Foundational Texts
  • Leadership Resources
  • Missional Hermeneutics
  • Missional Theology
  • Missional Education
  • Missional Articles
  • Missional Websites & Blogs
  • Missional Resources
It also includes a couple of articles on the Missional Debate. Wow! This is a treasure chest of information!

Thank you, Tyndale!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saying More Than We Can Say

Related to our theme Art & the Gospel, CT Today has a nice short article: "Saying More Than We Can Say" by Carolyn Arends.

The story of Olivier Messiaen in the concentration camp arrested my attention. Imagine composing a masterpiece of (musical) art from inside "death's domain."

Is it surprising that it was inspired by Scripture - Revelation 10:1-2, 5-7?

If you want to listen to it while pondering the connections of music and the gospel, enjoy this from the Quartet Messiaen.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Text & Twitter: A Future?

Increasingly aware of discussions regarding the value of "texting" and "twitter" for ministry. For instance, Mark Galli of Christianity Today just posted an article entitled: "Does Twitter Do Us Any Good?" The article begins with the Trinity and then interacts with Kevin Kelly's article in Wired entitled, "The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society is Coming Online". Fascinating.

In a more playful manner, Timothy McSweeney offers "God Texts the Ten Commandments" by Jamie Quattro. Is this what "dynamic equivalence" means?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Read this - Before you die

Here is another media based gospel presentation:

Read This -- Before You Die

Did you notice that you can choose different music tracks? One of the tracks is Trip Lee's faith story.

Don't know much about the ReachLife Ministries, who have developed and deployed this.

What do you think?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Graffiti Bridge to Life

Through the years, one gospel illustration (or presentation) I have often used is the Bridge to Life (thank you, NAVs). As I continue in discussions exploring Evangelism and Creative Media, I have become aware of a Graffiti Bridge to Life - where the Bridge, art (graffiti), music and video come together. This is done by the BGA.

What do you think?